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Before The Revolution



Israel, 2013, HD - Color - 60

DIRECTED BY:
Dan Shadur

PHOTOGRAPHY:
Itay Marom, Itai Neeman

EDITING:
Nili Feller

MUSIC:
Ishai Adar

PRODUCER:
Barak Heymann

PRODUCTION:
Heymann Brothers Films

WORLD SALES:
Heymann Brothers Films

STORY DESCRIPTION:

The untold story of the Israeli paradise in Iran.During the 1960’s and 70’s a large community of Israelis lived in Tehran and enjoyed a luxurious lifestyle thanks to their special relationship with the Shah and his dictatorial rule.By the time that they realized the corrupt dictatorship was collapsing, their 'Iranian paradise' was turning into hell and they found themselves in the middle of the Islamist revolution which was taking Iran by storm.Using rare archive footage and interviews with diplomats, businessmen, and Mossad agents, the director – whose family was part of that community – reveals a new perspective on the revolution that changed the world.What starts as a nostalgic look on a lost era becomes a thrilling story, in which huge dreams are shattered by greed and lust for power.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:

[FIRST TIME DIRECTOR] A graduate of the Film and Television Department in Tel Aviv University, Dan was a writer and editor in some of the main newspapers in Israel, before shifting into Film and TV making. Dan was the founder and chief editor of the cultural section of Globes - Israel's leading financial newspaper, and founder of Shadurian Publisher's – a publishing house for cutting edge literature from Israeli and international writers. In the last couple of years he made a few shorts, video clips and various works for TV, including a 30 minutes fiction film - "Sunburn".

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