PREMIERSHIP: Amir Abbas Hoveyda inspects Paris Subway (1976)


PREMIERSHIP: Amir Abbas Hoveyda inspects Paris Subway (1976)
by Darius Kadivar

Prime Minister of Iran Amir-Abbas Hoveida shown vacationing with family and friends at his villa on the Caspian sea before an official state visit to France where he is seen arriving in Paris. Greeted by then French PM Jacques Chirac at the Elysée Palace he then inspects the Paris Metro, and tries his hand at conducting a train. (Source:    

PM Amir Abbas Hoveyda inspects Paris Subway (1976) :

(Footage courtesy of frauenatz)






Official Trailer 

Peur Sur La Ville (1975) :

Directed by Henri Verneuil, Starring Jean Paul Belmondo, Charles Denner and Adalberto Maria Merli

Belmondo's Stunt in Peur sur la ville with Morricone Music Score:


A serial-killer frightens Paris by phoning young ladies at night, telling them insults about their lives. Minos, as he calls himself, wants to prevent the world from free women and he targets at first these ones. Commissaire Letellier is given the investigation and he has hard work with the maniac.






Official Trailer DIVA (1981):

Directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix, Starring Wilhelmenia Fernandez, Frédéric Andréi and Richard Bohringer

The Chase Scene (Full Classic scene, dubbed in english) :

Plot :

Young Parisian mail courier is content with his bohemian lifestyle, his circle of friends and listening to opera, particularly one exceptional American diva who refuses to be recorded. So enamored with her, he makes an illegal tape of her at a concert. But when the tape is confused with one implicating a police chief with the mob, he must use all his ingenuity to survive. Particularly notable for its stylish New-Wave production values and extended motorcycle chase scene.



            LE DERNIER METRO



Le Dernier Metro (1980):

Directed by François Truffaut starring Catherine Deneuve, Gérard Depardieu and Jean Poiret

Scene from Le Dernier Metro :

Scene from Le Dernier Metro (Dubbed in English) :

Catherine Deneuve Wins French César ( French Oscar) for her role in the Last Metro :

Plot :

In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.

Recommended Readings :

Fereydoun Hoveyda (1924-2006): A Class Apart By Darius KADIVAR

Iranian Pioneers in French New Wave Cinema by Darius KADIVAR (PersianMirror)

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