Private Project

Sword and Sorrow

More than a thousand years ago, in one of the famous cities of Mesopotamia, Madain, when the cruelty of the Sultan was at its peak, upholding justice was throwing one’s life into death’s jaw.
Karen is a seven-year-old child, with his most significant possession being a birthday gift, a wooden sword bestowed on him by his father. But on his very same birthday, things take a tragic twist; the Sultan puts all who disobeyed him and their families to the sword and Karen. Thanks to his uncle, Karen survives. They escape the city, and his uncle entrusts him to the loving Brochim family in a small village named Mahuza. Although Mahuza is always full of love and Karen receives plenty, no second passes without him mourning for his family and dreaming of finishing what his father has started.
Now, after twenty years, in Madain, Karen sees an opportunity to make his father’s wish come true finally, but he’s also aware of what it will cost.

  • Emad Rahmani
  • Mehrdad Mehrabi
  • Emad Rahmani
  • Moien Karimi
  • Milad Aligholia
    Key Cast
    "Technical Artist"
  • Benjamin Shojae
    Key Cast
    "Art Director"
  • Abtin Khaleghi
    Key Cast
    "Environment Art Lead"
  • Iman Karimi
    Key Cast
    "Animator Lead"
  • Behdad Bagheri
    Key Cast
    "Render man"
  • Armin Rangani
    Key Cast
    "2D Artist Lead"
  • Parsa Peyvasteh
    Key Cast
    "Animator Lead"
  • Ali Zarie
    Key Cast
  • Mersedeh Bordbar
    Key Cast
    "Production Assistant"
  • Deniz Samadi
    Key Cast
    "Business Manager"
  • Soheila Saeed
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    L'Épée et le chagrin
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Feature
  • Genres:
    Action, Adventure, Drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 26 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    615,000 USD
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Director Biography - Emad Rahmani, Mehrdad Mehrabi

Emad Rahmani was born in 1989 in Kashan. He holds an M.A. in Politics. He has managed and directed more than 22 projects at Permanent Way Entertainment. He also has published plenty of game screenplays and essays. He is currently in the position of CEO at the studio.

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