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Khachikian, Samuel

Date of birth
     1923, Tabriz, Iran
Date of death
     22 October 2001, Tehran, Iran

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Samuel Khachikian (1923, Tabriz, Iran - 22 October 2001, Tehran)

Samuel Khachikian (1923, Tabriz, Iran – 22 October 2001, Tehran) was an Iranian film director, screenwriter, author, and film editor of Armenian descent.

Graduated in history and journalism, he started his career as a stage director for a short period and made his first film, Return in 1953.

As a pioneer, he was the first director of Iranian cinema who showed the importance of film directing to the public and was the most popular and influential director.

He made forty films, mostly horror and thriller, including some box office hits, which brought him the ironic title of “Iranian Hitchcock”.

His son Edwin Khachikian is currently a director in Tehran, Iran. Samuel's brother Souren Khachikian was also heavily involved in the production of his films.

Souren's grandson Ara H. Keshishian is currently working as a film editor in Hollywood.

His 1956 film A Party in Hell was entered into the 8th Berlin International Film Festival. (Wikipedia)



1994 Bluff
1992 A Man in the Mirror
1990 The Herald
1985 Yoozpalang
1984 Oghab-ha
1980 Enfejar
1978 Koose-ye jonoob
1976 Anxiety
1975 Death in the rain
1973 The Kiss on Blood Lips
1970 Ghesseye shab-e Yalda
1969 Storm Bellow
1968 Tiger of Mazandaran
1968 Hengameh
1968 The White Hell
1968 Man ham gerye kardam
1966 Never Without Love
1966 Rebellion
1966 Goodbye Tehran
1965 Delirium
1964 The Strike
1962 Anxiety
1961 One Step to Death
1961 Midnight Terror
1959 The Hill of Love
1958 A Party in Hell
1958 Storm in Our Town
1958 A Messenger from Heaven
1955 Blood and Honor
1955he Crossroad of Events
1954 A Girl from Shiraz
1953 Return


Director - Selected filmography

  1. Eagles - Oghab-ha (1984)
  2. Babre mazandaran (1968)
  3. Goodbye Tehran - Khodahafez Tehran (1966)
  4. The Strike -Zarbat (1964)
  5. Anxiety - Delhoreh (1962)
  6. The Midnight Terror - Faryade nimeshab (1961)
  7. Storm in Our Town - Toofan dar shahre ma (1958)
  8. A Party In Hell - Shab Neshini Dar Jahanam (1956)
  9. The Crossroad of Events | Chahar-rahe havades (1955)

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