Officer Relaxing After Duty

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    Officer Relaxing After Duty

    Directed by

    Denmark

    2008

    20 min

    • Danish

    Drama, Short

    OFFICER RELAXING AFTER DUTY was the first short by Ali Abbasi, a fiction shot during his studies at The National Film School of Denmark.

    Credits

    Cast
    Peter Christoffersen
    Janus Elsig
    Brian Hjulmann
    Screenplay
    Ali Abbasi
    Cinematography
    Adam Wallensten
    Editing
    Jakob Juul Toldam
    Music
    Peter Helms
    Production
    ALEF PRODUCTIONS & NFD
    Ali  Abbasi

    Ali Abbasi

    Iran

    I am interested in unfulfilled wishes, untold thoughts, dreams and impulses. Here lies the power of cinema: to show what is hidden in all its beauty and vulgarity. In that way cinema becomes the pornography of life.

    Ali Abbasi (born 1981, Iran) has a background in literature with several short stories published in Persian. In 2002 he travelled to Europe, where he finally settled in Stockholm, Sweden to study architecture. In 2007, Ali graduated with a BA in architecture and subsequently enrolled at the National Film School of Denmark, where he studied directing. His graduation film was the short film M FOR MARKUS (2011), following OFFICER RELAXING AFTER DUTY (2008). Ali’s First feature SHELLEY was screened in the Panorama section at Berlinale 2016 to positive reviews and was nominated for the First Feature Award. His most recent film, BORDER (2018), premiered at the Festival de Cannes where it won the Un Certain Regard Prize.

    Selected Filmography