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‘Captain Khorshid’ to anchor in ifilm

ifilm English TV has set to screen ‘Captain Khorshid’ movie on Saturday night December 7.

ifilm English TV has set to screen ‘Captain Khorshid’ movie on Saturday night December 7.

The 1987 Iranian feature film ‘Captain Khorshid’ written and directed by Nasser Taghvaei will hit the screen at 22:00 GMT. It is also scheduled to repeat the next day at 04:00, 10:00 and 16:00 all GMT times.  

The story of ‘Captain Khorshid’ takes place in a port town by the Persian Gulf. The captain is a one-armed middle aged loner who is faced with the danger of having his boat confiscated by the customs officials. Thus, he decides to accept an offer to help a group of exiled criminals escape. But the trip takes an unexpected turn.

The movie is a free adaptation of the American writer Ernest Hemingway’s 1937 novel ‘To Have and Have Not’; however, while the original story happens in Cuba, Taghvaei has localized the events, and thus the setting has been moved to the south of Iran, in a village on the shores of the Persian Gulf.

Considered one of the greatest Iranian movies by critics, the film won the Bronze Leopard for Taghvaei at the 48th Locarno International Film Festival in Switzerland in 1988, and two awards for the best lead actor and supporting actor at the 5th Fajr Film Festival in Tehran.

The main cast members of the film include Daryoush Arjmand, Saeed Poursamimi, Ali Nasiriyan, Parvaneh Masoumi, Jafar Vali and Fath-Ali Oveissi.

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