Special screenings

Coup 53

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, including Switzerland.

A film from the 2020 selection of the FIFDH to discover this year

  • Section Special screenings
  • Original language(s) English, Persian, French & Italian
  • Subtitle(s) English & French

Middle EastJusticeFreedom & Democracy


Director(s)
Taghi Amirani

Producers

  • Taghi Amirani
  • Paul Zaentz

Distributor

  • To Be Confirmed Shortly To Be Confirmed Shortly

Production

  • Amirani Media

Rights holder

  • Amirani Media

Cinematographer

  • Chris Morphet, Taghi Amirani, Claudia Raschke

Music

  • Robert Miller
Duration
119'
Year
2019
Production country
United Kingdom, Iran & United States
Status
Swiss Premiere
Watch the film online

Accessible on demand from 5 to 14 March 2021
(subject to availability)

A conversation with Taghi Amirani and Walter Murch Sunday 14.03