Damascus Time (2018)


Damascus Time (Persian: به وقت شام) is a 2018 drama film by Iranian director Ebrahim Hatamikia.

The plot revolves around an Iranian pilot and his co-pilot son whose plane is seized by ISIS forces in Syria while carrying a cargo of humanitarian relief supplies to people in a war zone. Hadi Hejazifar, Babak Hamidian and an ensemble of Syrian, Iraqi and Lebanese actors star in the film.

Also known as Damascus Under Fire (Germany and US) and Be Vaghte Sham (original title).


Ali and his son, Younes, play pilots trying to rescue civilians besieged and attacked by ISIS forces in eastern Syria. The pilots have come to help the townspeople escape in an aging Ilyushin cargo plane.


  • Babak Hamidian
  • Hadi Hejazifar
  • Khaled El Sayed
  • Pierre Dagher
  • Laleh Marzban
  • Lath El Mofty

Production Filming Details

  • Director(s):
    • Ebrahim Hatamikia
  • Producer(s):
    • Mohammad Khazaee … producer
  • Writer(s):
    • Ebrahim Hatamikia
  • Music:
    • Karen Homayunfar
  • Cinematography:
    • Mehdi Jafari
  • Editor(s):
    • Mehrdad Khoshbakht
  • Production:
    • Owj Media
  • Distributor(s):
    • Ayat Media (Turkey, 2010)(tr, theatrical)
    • Filmiran (Iran, 2018)(theatrical)
    • Busch Media Group (Germany, 2023)(Blu-ray)
    • Busch Media Group (Germany, 2023)(DVD)
    • Hossein Panahi Dorcheh (World-wide, 2018)
    • ITN Distribution (United States, 2020)
    • Prime Films Distribution (Brazil, 2020)(VOD, video)
    • Prime Films Distribution (Mexico, 2020)(LATAM / VOD, video)
  • Rating: Unknown.
  • Release Date: 03 February 2018 (Fajr Film Festival, Iran).
  • Running Time: 113 minutes.
  • Country: Iran.
  • Language: Persian, English, Arabic, and Russian.

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