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Coup 53

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Coup 53

Release Date: September 01, 2019

Year    :   2019
Slogan    :   «Old secrets cast long shadows»
Genres    :   Documentary, History
Production Companies    :   Amirani Media
Director    :   Taghi Amirani
Producers    :   Paul Zaentz, Emma Parsons, Immy Humes, Amir Amirani, Ahmad Kiarostami, Fateme Ahmadi, Declan Smith, Taghi Amirani, Gerry Ohrstrom, Neda Nobari, Giulia Cosentino, Ali Amirani, Jon Wilcox, Glynis Robertson, Salome Siavoshi, Rosemary Rotondi, Hesam Eslami
Writers    :   Walter Murch, Taghi Amirani
RunTime    :   121 mins.

Tehran, Iran, August 19, 1953. A group of Iranian conspirators who, with the approval of the deposed tyrant Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, have conspired with agents of the British MI6 and the US CIA, manage to put an end to the democratic government led by Mohammad Mosaddegh, a dramatic event that will begin the tragic era of coups d'état that, orchestrated by the CIA, will take place, over the following decades, in dozens of countries around the world.

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