Directed by: Milad Sadrameli
Written by: Ali Asghari, Milad Sadrameli, Mohammad Reza Sadrameli
Producer: Ali Sartipi
DOP: Payman Shadmanfar
Editor: Bahram Dehghani
Costume & Production Designer: Amir Hossein Haddad
Music: Christophe Rezai
Sound: Mehran Malakouti
Cast: Bahram Radan (Morteza Nezhadi), Mehrdad Sedighian (Behdad Moghimi), Fereshteh Hosseini (Targol Ebrahimi),  Alireza Shojanoori (Head Coach Khosravi), Rana Azadivar (Parisa Hemmati), Mohammad Reza Ghaffari (Reza Sourchi), Alireza Otsadi (Derakhshan), Amir Mahdi Jule (Dashti).
Iran, 2019, DCP, 4K, Color + B&W, 1:1.85, 5.1, 100 mins.

Language: Farsi


The lives of the athletes are changed… but not merely by their own decisions…

Iranian taekwandoka, Morteza Nezhadi accepts to be defeated in the Olympics 2002 due to some political reasons and then he loses everything in his personal and professional life. After eight years, he is called back for another attempt in the national team, but he must face a young stubborn world champion called Behdad Moghimi also known as Tsunami. But there is turmoil in his personal life too when it comes to his partner, a girl basketball player who is not accepted in Iran’s national team for her Afghan descent…

Director’s View:
It is not about the confrontation of the good and the evil at all. It is all about human beings as we are – human beings with some strengths and some weaknesses.

Director’s Profile:
Born in Tehran in 1982, Milad Sadrameli studied Textile Engineering in the University – however, due to his constant collaboration with his father, Rasoul Sadrameli, he started his film career when he was a teenager. After gaining some experiences as an actor and assistant director, he directed a documentary film about the former head coach of Iran National Football Team, Branko Ivanković, entitled VARAZDIN PEDESTRIANS (2006) which entered film festival circuits. TSUNAMI is his debut feature film.

Feature Films: 2019- Tsunami.


Festivals & Awards:

1- Wales International Film Festival (UK – September 2020).

  • Best Foreign Film Nominee.

2- Asian Film Festival – Barcelona (Spain – October 2020).

  • NETPAC Section.

3- Sport Movies & TV 2020 – 38th Milano International FICTS Fest (Italy – November 2020).

  • Mention d’Honneur (Movies Category).

4- Iranian Film Cycle in Casa Asia (Spain – October 2021).

5- Chungbuk International Martial Arts Action Film Festival (South Korea – October 2021).

  • International Competition.

6- Sama International Film Festival (Sweden – October 2022).

  • International Competition – Runner up.


External Links:

THR Review: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/tsunami-1207191

World Sales:

Sales: mohammad@irimageco.com
Festivals: kamyar@irimageco.com