Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
March 24–29, 2020, Graz

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Das persische Krokodil
Short Documentary Film, AT 2011, Farbe, 58 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2012

Director: Houchang Allahyari
Script: Tom-Dariusch Allahyari
Camera: Alireza Esmat Panah, Maziyar Moshtagh Gohary, Moin Najari
Editor: Daniel Kundi
Location Sound: Moin Najari
Music: Maste Tavakoli, Fazle Khaleg, Nur Mohamed Nurel
Sounddesign: Christopher Frank
Producers: Houchang Allahyari, Maziyar Moshtagh Gohary
Production: allahyari filmproduktion

 

A crocodile is lost in a flooded cistern in southern Iran. Without help it has no way of getting out. The animal naturally sees the two rangers as a threat, not a rescue. A paradoxical fight between man and beast ensues. Allahyari portrays an unusually respectful struggle for power that is full of suspense and humor: sacrificial and arduous.