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The Mission
Alternate Title: Ferestedah
Director: Parviz Sayyad (Dir)
Release Date:   1983
Premiere Information:   New Directors/New Films Festival screening: 30 Mar 1983; Los Angeles opening: 24 Jun 1983
Duration (in mins):   107
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Cast:   Parviz Sayyad (The colonel)  
    Mary Apick (Maliheh)  
    Houshang Touzie (The Agent from Teheran)  
    Kamran Nozad (Ghaffar)  
    Mohammad B. Ghaffari (His Eminence)  

Production Company: New Film Group  
  Ariafilm Produktion  
Distribution Company: New Line Cinema  
Director: Parviz Sayyad (Dir)
Producer: Parviz Sayyad (Prod)
Writer: Parviz Sayyad (Scr)
  Hesam Kowsar (Story)
  Parviz Sayyad (Story)
Photography: Reza Aria (Dir of photog)
Film Editor: Parviz Sayyad (Film ed)
Country: Germany and United States
Language: Farsi

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Genre: Comedy-drama
Sub-Genre: Political

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Hollywood Reporter   27 Apr 1983   p. 14.
Los Angeles Times   25 Jun 1983   p. 1.
New York Times   30 Mar 1983   p. 21.
Variety   6 Apr 1983   p. 16, 18.

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