Bodyguard (Persian: بادیگارد) is an 2016 Iranian film about a middle-aged man who protects high-ranking political figures in Iran. It is written and directed by Iranian film director Ebrahim Hatamikia. The film was first shown in the 34th Fajr International Film Festival. Parviz Parastoui, Merila Zarei, and Babak Hamidian star in the movie. It is produced by Ehsan Muhammad Hasani.
|Directed by||Ebrahim Hatamikia|
|Written by||Ebrahim Hatamikia|
|Produced by||Ehsan Muhammad Hasani|
|Edited by||Mehdi Hosseinivand|
|Music by||Karan Homayounfar|
|Distributed by||Filmiran (Iran)|
Bodyguard is the story of a middle-aged man who protects high-ranking political figures. However, he gets into trouble when a suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest approaches the vice president. The director of the film stated "some motifs in Bodyguard to recollect his 1999 hit The Glass Agency."
Awards and nominationsEdit
The film awards in the 34th Fajr International Film Festival include:
|2016||Best Actor||Parviz Parastouee||Won|
|Best Music||Karan Homayounfar||Nominated|
|Best Filmography||Mahmoud Kalari||Nominated|
|Best visual effects||Hadi Eslami||Won|
|2017||Best Foreign Film||Ehsan Mohammad Hasani||Nominated|
|Best Actor||Parviz Parastouee||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actor||Babak Hamidian||Nominated|
|Best Editing||Mehdi Husseinvand||Nominated|
|2017||Best Feature Film||Ebrahim Hatamikia||Nominated|
|Best Director||Ebrahim Hatamikia||Won|
|Best Supporting Actor||Babak Hamidian||Won|
|Best Art Direction||Ebrahim Hatamikia||Won|
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