The voice of Iran

Christian Braad Thomsen, Denmark, 2006

103 min.DK/DocumentaryPortrait films

Mohammad Reza Shajarian was born 1940 in Mashhad in the north eastern part of Iran. His voice is one of the most impressive and spiritual in the world today, and he was honoured with UNESCO's Picasso Award 1999. Shajarian covers almost 800 years of Persian history performing lyrics by the famous poets Rumi, Sadi and Hafez from 13th century, but also by poets of our own time. In classical Iranian song the singer creates improvised ornaments, so that the beauty of the song is determined by the sensitivity and mood of the singer. In his deeply rooted spirituality Shajarian combines the ancient tradition with the unique inspiration of the moment.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title The voice of Iran
Danish title The voice of Iran
Other titles Shajarian - The voice of Iran
Keywords Iran, Music, Vocal music
Director Christian Braad Thomsen
Screenplay Christian Braad Thomsen
Director of Photography Jane Vorre, Steen Møller Rasmussen, Jytte Rex
Editor Grete Møldrup, Mahi Rahgozar
Sound Morten Holm, Gary Michael Nicklin
Appearance Mohammad Reza Shajarian, Hossein Alizadeh, Kayhan Kalhor, Homayoun Shajarian
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution Kollektiv Film
Technical info color
Danish theatrical release 18.08.2006
Cinemas Vester Vov Vov
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Production company Kollektiv Film
Domestic distribution Kollektiv Film


Direction Christian Braad Thomsen


Screenplay Christian Braad Thomsen
Translation Abbas Moaddab
Translation Eva Witte
Translation Mohammad-Ali Mohagheghzadeh


Cinematography Jane Vorre
Cinematography Steen Møller Rasmussen
Cinematography Jytte Rex


Stills Rosemaria Rex


Editing Grete Møldrup
Editing Mahi Rahgozar


Sound Morten Holm
Sound Gary Michael Nicklin


Appearance Mohammad Reza Shajarian
Appearance Hossein Alizadeh
Appearance Kayhan Kalhor
Appearance Homayoun Shajarian

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Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende soeren h schauser 2006-08-18
Anmeldelse Metroexpress soeren langelund 2006-08-18
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet niels lind larsen 2006-08-18
Artikel Politiken-Fonden christian braad thomsen 2006-08-17
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