The Survivor

  • Feature
  • 1994
  • 120 Minutes
  • Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Language: Persian (Farsi)

1948, Haifa occupied city, Palestine. Dr. Saeed lives in Haifa with his wife, Latifa, and their son, Farhan. He sees Simeon – his childhood neighbor and playmate – placing a bomb in a train. Informing the police about the incident is the beginning of his troubles.

Director: Seifollah Dad

Screenwriter: Seifollah Dad

Production Company: Sina Film



1995: 14th Fajr International Film Festival, Special Jury Prize, Special Mention for actress in leading role

1996: Roshd Film Festival / Resistance Film Festival

2002: Palestinian Innocence International Film Festival (Italy) / Palestine International Film Festival

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Seifollah Dad

DOP / Camera: Alireza Zarrindast

Editor: Seifollah Dad

Music: Majid Entezami

Sound: Mohsen Roshan

Producer: Manouchehr Mohammadi, Manouchehr Asgarinasab, Seifollah Dad

Cast: Salma Al-Mesri, Bassam Kousa, Jamal Suleiman, Giana Eid, Sabah Barakat, Alaa El Din Koksh, Hani Al-Sadi, Field Smore, Hana Nasour


Seifollah Dad

Seifollah Dad (1955, Koramshahr – July 28th, 2009, Tehran) was an Iranian producer, screenwriter and director. He was the co-founder of Sina Film. He was the head of Cinema House’s board of directors from 1995 to 1997 and deputy director of cinema at Department of Culture and Islamic Guidance from 1997 to 2000, which is believed to be the golden years of Iran’s cinema. Seifollah Dad died of cancer at 54 in Tehran.

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