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‘Traitor Killing’ releases first picture

Iranian movie ‘Traitor Killing’ has released first official picture.

Iranian movie ‘Traitor Killing’ has released first official picture.

Masoud Kimiaee’s latest directorial experience which marks first cooperation with popular actress Elham Hamidi, has released a picture featuring both cineastes in one frame.

Produced by Ali Owji, the star-studded film enjoys Amir Aghaee, Sara Bahrami, Pantea Bahram, Sam Derakhshani, Poulad Kimiaee, Mehran Modiri, Andisheh Fouladvand and Hamidreza Azarang alongside Hamidi before the camera.

Almost 50 years ago, when Iranians were mostly attracted to the stars of the movies, Kimiaee drew the attention of the audience to himself as a director by making the box-office-success ‘Qeysar’. Accordingly, people got aware of the importance of the role of the directors in creating a film.

Kimiaee has influenced Iran’s film industry by ‘Qeysar’ and introduced many young new talents to the country’s cinema. A notable attribute of Kimiaee’s works is the use of slang and street language in his screenplays.

He has written, directed and produced ‘The Deer’ (1974), ‘The Deal’ (1994), ‘Banquet’ (1995), ‘Mercedes’ (1997), ‘Friday Soldiers’ (2003), ‘The Verdict’ (2004) and ‘Metropol’ (2013).

The eminent director has garnered a good number of awards for his artistic efforts including Jury’s Special Award for ‘Snake Fang’ (1989) at Montreal International Film Festival and Best Film Crystal Simorgh and Critics’ Award for ‘Crime’ (2010) at Fajr International Film Festival.