Dirbaz spoke of the character of martyr sniper Zarrin and his challenging experience in the film directed by Ali Ghaffari in an interview with Cinema ifilm.
He believes that what made the main character of the story prominent as a hero in real life was his thought, not his brilliance in shooting.
He said that martyr Abdolrasoul Zarrin had over 700 successful shots, while the best snipers of the world have only 250-300.
The film grabbed two Crystal Simorgh awards at the 39th edition of the Fajr Film Festival.
‘The Sniper’ is about the real-life martyr Abdolrasoul Zarrin, who was known as the cleverest sniper in modern wars during Iraq’s imposed war on Iran.
The sniper, best known for his pinpoint accuracy, inflicted heavy casualties on the Iraqi forces during the 1980-88 war waged by Iraq’s former dictator Saddam Hussein. Zarrin was martyred during the Kheibar Operation in 1984.
“An Iranian sniper has become a nightmare for the officers and commanders of Iraq’s Baath army. Saddam personally puts a bounty on his head. Mercenaries and the most elite forces of Baath army are dispatched on a mission to carry out Saddam’s order…,” a synopsis of the film reads.
The cast members of the film include Kambiz Dirbaz, Amir-Reza Delavari, Alireza Kamali, and Esmaeel Khalaj.