Zakaria Hashemi

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Zakaria Hashemi (Persian : زکریا هاشمی; born in 1936 in Rey, Iran ) is an Iranian actor and film director.


Early life

Hashemi spent his childhood in southern Tehran. [1]


He has acted in several films including The Night of the Hunchback, The Brick and the Mirror . He also directed some films, like The Gamble . In the film The Brick and the Mirror (dir. Ebrahim Golestan), Hashemi plays a taxi driver named Hashem who finds a baby in the back of his cab, left by a woman in a black chador (Forough Farrokhzad). [2]


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  1. Aghighi, Saeed (2012). Jahed, Parviz (ed.). "The Gamble". Directory of World Cinema: Iran. UK: Intellect Ltd. 10: 122–123. ISSN   2040-7971.
  2. Naficy, Hamid (2011). A Social History of Iranian Cinema Volume 2: The Industrializing Years, 1941-1978. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press. p. 358. ISBN   9780822347743.