by Taghi Amirani

Edited by the legendary Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now) and featuring Ralph Fiennes, Coup 53 weaves a thrilling investigation into the heart of a watershed event in contemporary geopolitics: the overthrow of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh in 1953 by MI6 and CIA, codenamed Operation Ajax. Who carried out the operation? To what end? Delve into an historical exploration of the highest calibre, shot in 7 countries. The consequences of this pivotal event are still clearly visible today, as President Trump’s recent intervention in the fractured country proves.

  • Section: Competition - Grand reportage
  • Original language: English, French, Italian & Persian
  • Subtitles: English & French

HistoryMiddle East


Director(s)

Taghi Amirani

Producers

  • Taghi Amirani
  • Paul Zaentz

Distributor

  • To Be Confirmed Shortly To Be Confirmed Shortly

Rights holder

  • Amirani Media

Duration

119'

Year

2019

Production country

Iran, United Kingdom & United States

Sunday 8 March

18h00

Espace Pitoëff - Théâtre

cancelled

Saturday 14 March

20h45

Grütli - Salle Langlois

cancelled


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