Haji Washington - 2002

Directed by Ali Hatami

A fictionalized account of the first-ever Iranian ambassador to the United States. Sent by the Qajars, Haji "Washington" must deal with an inept translator, dwindling funds, a lack of recognition from other dignitaries, and constantly being mistaken for the Ottoman embassy all while trying to represent his homeland and establish a link to "the new world."

Color, 1 hour 34 minutes, Farsi

Trailer currently not available, Watch Scene (Farsi w/English subtitles)

Star Rating


Never Ranked

Cast


Ezatollah Entezami Haji Washington
Richard Harrison President Cleveland
Ransel Cass Indian

Crew


Writer Ali Hatami
Director Ali Hatami
Producer Ali Hatami
Director of Photography Mehrdad Fakhimi
Sound Recordist Rubik Mansouri
Editor Mousa Afshar
Music Mohammad Reza Lotfi

Pictures


A procession to see off Haji Washington (Ezatollah Entezami) takes place at the bazaar.

A procession to see off Haji Washington (Ezatollah Entezami) takes place at the bazaar.

After a long journey Haji finally arrives at his destination.

After a long journey Haji finally arrives at his destination.

Haji enjoys all the luxuries offered by 'the new world.' name=

Haji enjoys all the luxuries offered by "the new world."

The Embassy's translator prefers to dine in the western manner.

The Embassy's translator prefers to dine in the western manner.

Haji is most generous with pistachios in lieu of a more traditional tip.

Haji is most generous with pistachios in lieu of a more traditional tip.

The first meeting with President Cleveland (Richard Harrison).

The first meeting with President Cleveland (Richard Harrison).

On the footsteps of the capital.

On the footsteps of the capital.

Admiring his new residence, Haji does not foresee the futility of his mission.

Admiring his new residence, Haji does not foresee the futility of his mission.

Due to a lack of funds, Haji has no choice but to let go the embassy staff.

Due to a lack of funds, Haji has no choice but to let go the embassy staff.

After living in isolation for too long, a crazed Haji imagines a visit from the outgoing president. Haji displays the hospitality of his countrymen and provides the President with pistachios so he may grow them on his ranch.

After living in isolation for too long, a crazed Haji imagines a visit from the outgoing president. Haji displays the hospitality of his countrymen and provides the president with pistachios so he may grow them on his ranch.

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