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Saeed Pour-Samimi joins ‘Amphibian’ cast

Another actor joins cast of Iranian film ‘Amphibian’.

Iranian actor Saeed Pour-Samimi will be starring in Borzou Niknejad’s latest film ‘Amphibian’.

Pour-Samimi joins the cast at a time when half of the filming for ‘Amphibian’ has been complete.

The social themed movie will be producer Saeed Khani and director Borzou Niknejad’s second film working together after the film ‘Vespiary’.

The award-winning actor will be joining a talented cast list which includes many household names such as Javad Ezzati, Hadi Hejazifar, Setareh Pesyani, Elham Akhavan, Amin Hayaee, Bahram Afshari, Anahita Dargahi, Masoud Keramati, Mani Haghighi, Linda Kiani, Mohammad-Reza Solati, and Pouriya Poursorkh.

The film’s synopsis reads: “Well, it’s an amphibian. It better go under water otherwise it will be crushed.”

Saeed Pour-Samimi began acting in 1961 working with Parviz Pour Hosseini, and Parviz Fanizadeh in the 'Bazargah' troupe.

After attending acting and directing courses at Tehran University Faculty of Fine Arts and earning a BA in Theater in Rasht, he was employed by the Theater Office.

He later became an employee of the IRIB Theater Unit and directed stage and television plays as well as writing a number of plays.

In 1986, he acted in his first film 'Captain Khorshid'.

He usually appears in supporting roles for which he has garnered much praise.

He was nominated for Iran Cinema Celebration awards for 'Here, a Shining Light', 'Land of the Sun', 'The Beautiful and the Hideous', and 'A Cube of Sugar'.

He was also nominated for the Crystal Simorgh at the Fajr International Film Festival for 'Land of the Sun', 'The Beautiful and the Hideous', 'The Equation', and 'The Lone Trees'.

Pour-Samimi won three Crystal Simorghs for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for 'Captain Khorshid', 'The Gifts', and 'The Last Act'.

His other works include 'The Devoted', 'The Face', 'Under Your Protection', 'The Bride of Fire', 'Rules of the Game', 'Honeymoon', and 'Kissing the Face of the Moon'.