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The Scout

The Scout

In Iran-Iraq war, a young scout joins the front-line to help his comrades single-handed.

Language
  • Persian (Farsi)
Runtime
80
Production Year
1988
Film Type
Feature
Production Countries
  • Iran, Islamic Republic of
Casts
Mehrdad Solaymani, Gholamreza Ali Akbari, Esmail Soltanian
Production Company
Farabi Cinema Foundation
Premier Status
World Premiere (Restored Version)
Festivals / Awards
  • 1988: Fajr International Film Festival, Special Jury Prize, Iran

Crew List

Director
Ebrahim Hatamikia
Screenwriter
Ebrahim Hatamikia
DOP / Camera
Mohsen Zolanvar
Editor
Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Music
Seyed Mohammad Mirzamani
Producer
Farabi Cinema Foundation

Director/s

Ebrahim Hatamikia
Ebrahim Hatamikia
Profile

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Film Critic

An Underappreciated film in Hatamikia’s Cinema

Ahmad Talebinejad
Ahmad Talebinejad

“The Scout”, first Iran-Iraq war movie in Ebrahim Hatamikia’s career, after his somewhat political film, “Identity”, is about a group of soldiers who are surrounded by the enemy in the field. His achievements in filming this challenging situation, later became an inspiration for other war filmmakers, such as Molagholipour in “Flying at Night”. What makes The Scout a significant movie is its simple yet innovative form. In a few scenes when the forces are advancing toward enemy line, the sound of their boots has a reflection that makes the illusion of a battalion going forward not a handful of soldiers. Also showing an insert of boots contributes to the feeling of support and protection on their side. Although it shows some indications of inexperience directing, but in Hatamikia’s cinema with lots of ups and downs, is a great yet underappreciated film.


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