From Karkheh to Rhein (Persian: از کرخه تا راین, romanized: Az Karkheh tā Rāīn) is a 1993 Iranian film written and directed by Ebrahim Hatamikia starring Ali Dehkordi and Homa Rousta.
|From Karkheh to Rhein|
|از کرخه تا راین|
|Directed by||Ebrahim Hatamikia|
|Written by||Ebrahim Hatamikia|
|Starring||Ali Dehkordi |
|Edited by||Mohammadhosein Daroshafaee |
|Music by||Majid Entezami|
The film is first German-Iranian co-production.
Saeed is an Iran–Iraq war victim of chemical weapons who heads to Germany for Eye surgery and comes across his sister, Leila, who has been living in Cologne with her husband and son, Jonas for many years. Saeed gets his sight back after the surgery and tries to cope with the new and strange atmosphere around him. Saeed is getting ready to come back to Iran but everything goes wrong. Further examinations show that he suffers from leukemia. His disease has apparently resulted from chemical gases used by Iraq and sold by Germany in the war.
When Saeed's sister finds out about his disease, she tries to prevent any situation which will cause him stress, as the doctors advised. But Saeed becomes very ill when he watches the video of the funeral of Iran's revolutionary leader Ayatollah Khomeini, which was recorded by his brother in law. So, they take him to the hospital and he dies there while doing chemotherapy. This happens while Saeed's wife and his newly born baby are coming to Germany to meet him. The last scene of the film shows that the family of Saeed's sister is going back to Iran with his wife.
- Ali Dehkordi as Saeed
- Homa Rusta as Leila
- Heinz Neumann as Leila's Husband
- Asghar Naghizadeh as Basiji
- Sadegh Safayi as Basiji
- Farzaneh Asgari
- Parviz Sheikhtadi
- Noorbert Hanzing
- Nikel Gril
- Andreas Kurtz
- Majid Safavi
The music of the film was written and performed by Iranian composer Majid Entezami who later had collaboration with Hatamikia in The Glass Agency and The Scent of Joseph's Coat.
|Az Karkheh ta Rhein (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)|
|Soundtrack album by |
|2.||"From Karkheh"||Majid Entezami||6:48|
|4.||"First Meeting"||Majid Entezami||2:39|
|5.||"Pain and Heart"||Majid Entezami||1:06|
|7.||"Another Birth"||Majid Entezami||3:19|
|8.||"Unwanted News"||Majid Entezami||0:52|
|12.||"Whisper 1"||Majid Entezami||4:17|
|13.||"Battle Front"||Majid Entezami||3:07|
|15.||"In Search Of The Sound"||Majid Entezami||0:52|
|16.||"Farwell With Companions 1"||Majid Entezami||1:26|
|18.||"Whisper 2"||Majid Entezami||4:16|
|19.||"Sudden News"||Majid Entezami||2:21|
|21.||"Farwell With Companions 2"||Majid Entezami||1:16|
- Karkheh, a river in Khuzestan Province, which was affected the most during the war
- Disabled Iranian veterans
- ^ Thomas, Kevin (30 October 1995). "Two Colorful Portraits From Les Blank". Los Angeles Times.
- ^ "From Karkheh to Rhine". worldcinemadirectory.co.uk/.
- ^ "Az Karkheh Ta Rhain (From Karkheh to Rhain)". last.fm.
- From Karkheh to Rhein at IMDb
- From Karkheh to Rhein on SourehCinema (in Persian)