THE PRESIDENT

By Mohsen MAKHMALBAF

BAC FILMS - as SALES World / DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, World, FRANCE

Drama - Completed 2014

A contemporary fable by the Cannes-awarded director of Kandahar.

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& Awards

Ventana Sur 2014
European Cinema
Venice - Biennale 2014
Orrizonti
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GEORGIA, FRANCE, UNITED KINGDOM, GERMANY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, GEORGIAN
    • Duration
    • 119 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mohsen MAKHMALBAF
    • Writer(s)
    • Mohsen MAKHMALBAF
    • Producer(s)
    • David GRUMBACH (BAC Production), Vladimer KHATCHA (20 Steps Production LTD), Mike DOWNEY (President Fame LTD), Henning BRÜMMER (Brümmer & Herzog)
    • Synopsis
    • The President tells the story of a dictator forced to escape after a coup d'etat. He brings his five-year-old grandson with him and, disguised as street musicians, they cross the Country heading towards the sea, where a boat will take them somewhere safe. In his journey the President meets ordinary people and ex prisoners who all hate the overthrown dictator but, when they find out that the President is the man in front of them, they will all help him to run away.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Feb 01, 2014
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