Bodyguard (2016 film)

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.[1] The film was first shown in the 34th Fajr International Film Festival.[2] Parviz Parastoui, Merila Zarei, and Babak Hamidian star in the movie.[3][4] It is produced by Ehsan Muhammad Hasani.[5]

Bodyguard
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Persianبادیگارد
Directed byEbrahim Hatamikia
Written byEbrahim Hatamikia
Produced byEhsan Muhammad Hasani
Starring
CinematographyMahmoud Kalari
Edited byMehdi Hosseinivand
Music byKaran Homayounfar
Production
company
Distributed byFilmiran (Iran)
Release date
  • February 11, 2016 (2016-02-11) (Fajr)
Running time
105 minutes
CountryIran
LanguagePersian

SynopsisEdit

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."[1]

CastEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

The film awards in the 34th Fajr International Film Festival include:[7]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2016
Fajr International Film Festival
Best Actor Parviz Parastouee Won
Best Music Karan Homayounfar Nominated
Best Filmography Mahmoud Kalari Nominated
Best visual effects Hadi Eslami Won

The film nominated in four categories at Madrid International Film Festival:[8]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2017
Madrid International Film Festival
Best Foreign Film Ehsan Mohammad Hasani Nominated
Best Actor Parviz Parastouee Nominated
Best Supporting Actor Babak Hamidian Nominated
Best Editing Mehdi Husseinvand Nominated

At the 2nd Vienna Independent Film Festival the film won the following awards:[9][10][11][12]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2017
VIFF Vienna Independent Film Festival
Best Feature Film Ebrahim Hatamikia Nominated
Best Director Ebrahim Hatamikia Won
Best Supporting Actor Babak Hamidian Won
Best Art Direction Ebrahim Hatamikia Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b ""Bodyguard" director asks government to back movies on ISIL threat". Tehran Times Art Desk. Tehrantimes. 7 February 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Fajr Names Main Section Films". Kayhan. 5 January 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  3. ^ "'The Bodyguard' shooting begins". Cultural service of Iran Daily. Iran Daily. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  4. ^ "The Bodyguard". centennialtheatre.com. 2015-11-25. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  5. ^ "List of bodyguard's actor is completed". Mehr News Agency. 10 June 2015. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Actors of Bodyguard film". Cinemabin. Archived from the original on 27 February 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  7. ^ "34th Fajr Filmfest wraps up". Cultural service of Mehr News. Mehr News Agency. 13 February 2016. Retrieved 8 March 2016.
  8. ^ Rezaian, Lachin (29 May 2017). "Bodyguard nominated for 4 awards at MIFF". Mehr News Agency.
  9. ^ "VIFF 2017 Winners". VIFF Vienna Independent Film Festival. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  10. ^ "Hatamikia's 'Bodyguard' Collects Three Awards at Austrian Festival". Financial Tribune. 2017-07-10.
  11. ^ "Iran's 'Bodyguard' wins top prizes at VIFF 2017". Mehr News Agency. 2017-07-10.
  12. ^ ""The Bodyguard" secures three awards at Vienna film festival". Tehran Times. 2017-07-10.

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