Coup 53 + Q&As (2019)

  • Documentary, History
  • 2h 0m

The roots of Iran’s volatile relationship with America and Britain has never been so forensically and dramatically exposed.

All the Q&As are available for free below!

While making a documentary about the CIA/MI6 coup in Iran in 1953, Iranian director Taghi Amirani and legendary editor Walter Murch (Apocalypse Now, The Conversation) discover never-seen-before archive material hidden for decades. The 16mm footage not only allows the filmmakers to tell the story of the overthrowing of the Iranian government in unprecedented detail – it also leads to explosive revelations about dark secrets buried for 67 years.

Working with Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel) to help bring the lost material to life, what begins as a historical documentary about four days in August 1953 turns into a live investigation, taking the filmmakers into uncharted cinematic waters.

**New York Times Critic’s Pick / 100% Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes **

Watch all the Q&As here:


Taghi Amirani


Walter Murch


Italian, English, Persian


United Kingdom, Iran