Jan 27, 2016, 12:44 PM
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Sputnik: 'Muhammad' is Iranian Cinema's examplary work

Moscow, Jan 27, IRNA- Sputnik news agency reported that 'Muhammad: The Messenger of God', directed by the award-winning director Majid Majidi, is a high quality film, proving that Iran is able to produce world-class movies.

It took Majidi and his team five years to produce the 171-minute movie. With a budget of over $55 million the religious blockbuster is the most expensive film ever made in Iran.

Some foreign experts made contributions towards production of the first part of a trilogy on the life of Islam’s holy prophet, which recounts the early years of his prophethood in the city of Mecca.

The high quality of Iran's cinema industry has encouraged various directors to choose Iran for their next production.

'Muhammad' was screened in Moscow on January 26.

The cast consisted of Mahdi Pakdel, Sareh Bayat, Alireza Shoja Nouri, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Dariush Farhang and Mina Sadati.