Mossadegh - 2007
Directed by Reza Allamehzadeh
A popular stage play detailing three chapters of Mohammad Mossadegh's life is captured on video for the first time. The first act shows Dr. Mossadegh (Nasser Rahmaninejad) as prime minister traveling to The Hague to defend his country's oil nationalization at the World Court. The second act shows Mossadegh's heated and at times comical debates with the inept military prosecutor General Azmoodeh (Hooman Azarkolah) at his trial. The third act depicts Dr. Mossadegh's final days under house arrest at his family home in Ahmad Abad.
Color, 1 hour 42 minutes, Farsi/French/English
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|Nasser Rahmaninejad||Dr. Mohammad Mossadegh|
|Hooman Azarkolah||General Azmoodeh|
|Hamid Abdoulmaleki||Military Judge, Receptionist|
|Farzin Bostejani||Hossein Navab|
|Manouchehr Baghaei||Colonel Khadivi|
|Ali Pourtash||Dr. Gholam Hossein Mossadegh|
|Mirali Hosseini||Narrator (Video Clips)|
|Director of Photography||Barbod Taheri
|Production Designer||Farnaz Sedaghatbin|
The three acts are broken up by season and feature historical footage to highlight events that occur between each segment.
Dr. Mossadegh (Nasser Rahmaninejad) nervously waiting in the hotel lobby for the other members of his group who had traveled with him to The Hague.
Mossadegh's son and physician Gholam Hossein (Ali Pourtash) shows him a political cartoon of the Prime Minister published in a British newspaper.
The Prime Minister is happy to receive an invitation from Queen Juliana of the Netherlands to a private meeting.
Troubling news from home leads to a fainting spell.
General Azmoodeh (Hooman Azarkolah, Right) heads up the prosecution at the trial of Mohammad Mossadegh.
Mossadegh's quick wit overwhelms his prosecutor.
The aging Mossadegh finalizes his memoirs while under house arrest at Ahmad Abad.
Mossadegh refuses to have European doctors brought to Iran, "How long is a person supposed to live?"
Curtain call and final bows.
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