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Holy Spider

Ali Abbasi, Denmark, 2022

115 min.DK/Feature

Rahimi, a young female journalist, travels to the Iranian holy city of Mashhad to investigate a serial killer targeting sex workers. As she draws closer to exposing his crimes, the opportunity for justice grows harder to attain when the murderer is embraced by many as a hero. Based on the true story of the 'Spider Killer' Saeed Hanaei, who saw himself as on a mission from God as he killed 16 women between 2000 and 2001.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Holy Spider
Danish title Holy Spider
Director Ali Abbasi
Screenplay Ali Abbasi, Afshin Kamran Bahrami
Producer Jacob Jarek, Sol Bondy, Ali Abbasi
Director of Photography Nadim Carlsen
Editor Olivia Neergaard-Holm
Sound Georg Hackenberg, Rasmus Winther Jensen
Composer Martin Juel Dirkov
Production designer Lina Nordqvist
Casting Zar Amir Ebrahimi
Appearance Mehdi Bajestani, Zar Amir Ebrahimi, Arash Ashtiani, Forouzan Jamshidnejad
Production country Denmark
Production company Profile Pictures, OneTwoFilms
Domestic distribution Camera Film
International sales Wild Bunch
Danish theatrical release 13.10.2022
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Companies

Production company Profile Pictures, OneTwoFilms
Co-production Nordisk Film, Wild Bunch, Film i Väst, Why Not Productions, ZDF/ARTE, Arte France Cinéma
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Eurimages, Medien Board Berlin Brandenburg, Filmförderungsanstalt, Svenska Filminstitutet, DFFF Deutscher Filmförderungs, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
In collaboration with DR, SVT, The Imaginarium Films, Rotor Film
Domestic distribution Camera Film

Instruktion

Direction Ali Abbasi
Casting Zar Amir Ebrahimi

Manus

Screenplay Ali Abbasi
Screenplay Afshin Kamran Bahrami

Produktion

Producer Jacob Jarek
Producer Sol Bondy
Producer Ali Abbasi
Co-producer Eva Åkergren
Co-producer Calle Marthin
Co-producer Peter Possne
Co-producer Fred Burle
Co-producer Vincent Maraval
Co-producer Pascal Caucheteux
Co-producer Gregoire Sorlat
Co-producer Olivier Père
Co-producer Rémi Burah
Associate producer Holger Stern
Associate producer Alexander Bohr
Associate producer Barbara Häbe
Associate producer Zar Amir Ebrahimi
Executive producer Ditte Milsted
Executive producer Christoph Lange
Line producer Urte Amalie Fink
Line producer (Jordan) Rula Nasser

Foto

Cinematographer Nadim Carlsen

Lys

Lighting designer Martin Lerche

Klip

Editor Olivia Neergaard-Holm

Musik

Composer Martin Juel Dirkov

Produktionsdesign

Production designer Lina Nordqvist

Kostumer

Costume designer Hanadi Khurma

Makeup

Makeup artist Farah Jadaane

Lyd

Sound engineer Georg Hackenberg
Sound designer Rasmus Winther Jensen
Dialogue editor Lajos Wienkamp Marques
Re-recording mixer Gregor Bonse

Visual effects

VFX supervisor Peter Hjorth

Medvirkende

Appearance Mehdi Bajestani
Appearance Zar Amir Ebrahimi
Appearance Arash Ashtiani
Appearance Forouzan Jamshidnejad

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