Coup 53

Obsessive and yet bracingly clear-minded, albeit anything but tidy, the film will enthrall documentary and history geeks.

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Coup 53

While making a documentary about the Anglo-American coup in Iran in 1953, Iranian director Taghi Amirani and editor Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The Conversation, The English Patient) discover extraordinary never seen before archive material hidden for decades. The 16mm footage and documents not only allow the filmmakers to tell the story of the overthrow of the Iranian government in unprecedented detail, but also lead to explosive revelations about dark secrets buried for 67years. What begins as a history documentary about 4 days in August 1953 turns into a live investigation, taking the filmmakers into uncharted cinematic waters.
Not Rated
Genre
Documentary, Films & Filmmakers
Runtime
119
Language
English
Director
Taghi Amirani
FEATURED REVIEW
Todd McCarthy, Hollywood Reporter

Arguably one of the most consequential but little-discussed foreign policy decisions of the post-World War II era is enthrallingly dissected in Coup 53. People under 40 or so generally know something about Vietnam, the crumbling of the Soviet Union and European communism and the fallout from 9/11 ...

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