Zeit des Zorns

Zeit des Zorns

Deutschland / Iran 2009/2010, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Hunter

Ali has recently been released from prison and is now working as a night watchman in Tehran. This factory job now means that he is at least able to support his small family comprising his wife Sara and their daughter, Saba. One day, Ali comes home from work to discover that Sara and Saba have disappeared. Realising that there's no point in waiting for them any more, Ali decides to go to the police. But there's chaos at the police station and it takes hours for him to discover anything. Finally, he is informed that his wife was caught up in a shoot-out with demonstrators and was killed. His daughter Saba, however, is still missing.

Ali's search for his daughter drives him to distraction; he despairs still more, when, in the end, her dead body is discovered. Desperate for revenge he runs amok randomly killing two policemen. After the deed he heads for the woods in the north by car. But the police have long been on his trail; they give chase along a country road until Ali's car crashes. Ali runs off into the woods to hide among the trees – in vain.

Hassan and Azem, the two policemen who are chasing him, arrest him. Ali seems resigned to his fate and willingly follows the two men, who keep a sharp eye on him. But then, they get lost. All they can see are trees. In such a remote landscape as this, it’s hard to tell the difference between hunters and hunted.

Source: 60. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

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Director:Rafi Pitts
Assistant director:Mahdi Pourmousa
Screenplay:Rafi Pitts
Director of photography:Mohammad Davudi
Still photography:Maryam Takhtkeshian
Set design:Malek Jahan Khazai
Prop master:Mehdi Askari
Make-up artist:Abdollah Eskandari, Zeinab Nasrollahi, Alireza Zahed Shekarabi
Costume design:Malek Jahan Khazai
Editing:Hassan Hassandoost
Sound editor:Roman Volkholz
Sound design:Noemi Hampel
Sound:Hossein Bashash
Foley artist:Carsten Richter
Audio mixing:Lars Ginzel
  
Cast: 
Rafi PittsAli Alavi
Mitra HajjarSara Alavi
Saba YaghoobiLeila
Hassan Ghal’e NouiHassan
Gholamreza RezaeixNazem
Fatemeh AlijaniNajafi
Ali MazinaniReza
Shoja’edin GhanaeiArzt
Naser MadahiBasiri
Zoleikh ShafahiAlis Mutter
Saeid HajmohammadiSoldat
Gholamreza RajabzadehNachtwächter
Mansour DolatmandOffizier
Ebrahim SafarpurOffizier
Ali NicksaulatOfficer Nazem
Amir AyoubiPolizeibeamter
Ossta Shah TirVater
Malek Jahan Khazai
  
Production company:Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:Pallas Film GmbH (Halle), Aftab Negaran Productions (Teheran)
in association with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)/Arte (Mainz)
Producer:Thanassis Karathanos
Co-Producer:Mohammad Reza Takhtkeshian
Producer (TV):Holger Stern (ZDF)
Unit production manager:Behzad Hashemi
Location manager:Ali Yavar
Shoot:11.11.2008-10.02.2009: Iran
Original distributor:Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), World Cinema Fund (Berlin), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:2499 m, 91 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 16.03.2010, 122036, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2010, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 08.04.2010

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Zeit des Zorns
Weiterer Titel (DE) The Hunter
Arbeitstitel (DE IR) Shekarchi

Versions

Original

Length:2499 m, 91 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 16.03.2010, 122036, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2010, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 08.04.2010
 

Awards

FBW 2010
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