|Kiumars Purahmad returns with “The Last 50 Steps”||
TEHRAN -- After a seven-year hiatus, Kiumars Purahmad is back with “The Last 50 Steps”, a drama on the Iran-Iraq 1980-1988 war.
The film is based on a story by Iranian war writer Habib Ahmadzadeh, the film’s producer, the Society of the Revolution and Sacred Defense Cinema, announced in press release on Sunday.
It is about an intelligence officer of the Najaf Ashraf Armored Division, one of the Iranian military groups which carried out Operation Wa al-Fajr 4 during October and November 1983.
This is Purahmad’s second film revolving around the Iran-Iraq war, which is known as the Sacred Defense in Iran. He made “Night But” in 2006 about an Iranian teenage combatant and a middle-aged soldier who are tasked to relocate a group of Iraqi prisoners of war by bus behind the front.
The film won the Jury Grand Prize at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards in 2007.
Purahmad is mostly known for his TV series “The Majid Stories” (1990) based on a book of the same name written by prominent children’s author Hushang Moradi Kermani.
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