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A Dying King


An expose of the last King of Iran’s medical story, revealing the sequence of events that led to his downfall, “A Dying King” voices the puzzling mystery that changed the future history of the Middle East and the world.

On January 16,1979, the Shah of Iran Mohamad Reza Pahlavi, left the royal palace, the Peacock Throne and his beloved country Iran for the last time, commencing what became a 19-month odyssey into exile. He wondered hopelessly from Egypt to Morocco, Bahamas, Mexico, the U.S, then Panama and back again to Egypt where he died furtively at the age of 60. His death had profound consequences for the future of the Middle East and the world, yet the untold medical story of the last King of Iran has to date remained a puzzling mystery. By unraveling the secrecy surrounding this critical period of history, beginning from the onset of the Shah’s illness, to the diagnosis/misdiagnosis and maltreatment, “A Dying King” exposes the main causes of the Iranian Revolution, the pursuant 444 days hostage crisis, and the adversarial relations between the U.S and Iran.

A directorial debut by Bobak Kalhor  

USA 2017 85 minutes I Documentary Feature Film  I Sales by Vision Films I Festivals contact request ascreener I Trailer Website I Facebook I Twitter I Youtube I 


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A Dying King: the synopsis

An expose of the last King of Iran’s medical story

On January 16,1979, the Shah of Iran Mohamad Reza Pahlavi, left the royal palace, the Peacock Throne and his beloved country Iran for the last time, commencing what became a 19-month odyssey into exile. He wondered hopelessly from Egypt to Morocco, Bahamas, Mexico, the U.S, then Panama and back again to Egypt where he died furtively at the age of 60. His death had profound consequences for the future of the Middle East and the world, yet the untold medical story of the last King of Iran has to date remained a puzzling mystery. By unraveling the secrecy surrounding this critical period of history, beginning from the onset of the Shah’s illness, to the diagnosis/misdiagnosis and maltreatment, “A Dying King” exposes the main causes of the Iranian Revolution, the pursuant 444 days hostage crisis, and the adversarial relations between the U.S and Iran.

A directorial debut by Bobak Kalhor

Feature Documentary, 85 minutes

Director & Producer BOBAK KALHOR
Associate Producer SHAHIN SHAFAEI
Cinematography AMIR MOTLAGH
Additional Camera PEZHMAN DAROOVAR, BEHYAR ZOLFAGHARI
Editors DEIS OPALCHENSKI, SHAHIN SHAFAEI
Storyboard SHAHIN SHAFAEI
Writer BOBAK KALHOR
Research BOBAK KALHOR, SHIRIN TOWFIGH, SHAHIN SHAFAEI, DENIS OPALCHENSKI
Medical Consultant SHIRIN TOWFIGH, MD
Legal Consultant NADIA DAVARI
Music ANANYMOUS
Promotion AMY PRENNER, ALFRED HOPTON, CATHERINE DARAVI, FRED PARVANEH
Titles & Graphics AMIR PARSTABAR / MINDHARD
Artwork & Poster REALEYE DESIGN STUDIO
DIstribution VISION FILMS, CARU PICTURES

 

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