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Muhammad: The Messenger of God

Muhammad: The Messenger of God

Majid Majidi, 178 min.

Iran, 2015

Muhammad: The Messenger of God

The prophet Muhammad's childhood and upbringing in a magnificent Iranian epic – based on a true story!

Over 200 historical films have been made about Jesus, 120 about Moses, 42 about Buddha, but only two about the prophet Muhammad – and this is one of them. An Iranian epic and now also the country's official Oscar candidate, based on very real events and thorough historical research. But also a film that does not skimp on anything in its magnificent and emotional tribute to the founder of Islam. On the orders of Abraha, the king of Habasha, one of his commanders launches an attack on Mecca with the purpose of destroying the Kaaba, the shrine that would later become the centre of Islam. Thousands of well-armed soldiers, horses and elephants are under his command, but as the army approaches the holy city, the elephants begin to behave mysteriously and start to limp. Higher powers are playing their part. Millions of small birds pour down like pebbles over Abraha's army and destroy it. One month later, Muhammad is born. The film depicts the time before the prophet became the Prophet, and his childhood and upbringing before he founded Islam. A period characterised by tyranny and oppression, which would soon change forever.

European Premiere
Director: Majid Majidi
Country: Iran
Year: 2015
Running time: 178 min
Language: English subtitles
Tags: Special Screenings Hits
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Script: Majid Majidi
Camera: Vittorio Storaro
Music: A.R. Rahman
Casting: Mahdi Pakdel, Sareh Bayat, Mina Sadati, Ali Reza Shoja-Nuri, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Dariush Farhang, Siamak Adib
Producer: Mohammed Mahdi Heidarian, Mohammad Reza Saberi
Production Company: Noor-e-Taban Film Company Production, Infinite Production Company GmbH
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