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Bahar Soomekh is a Actor Iranienne born on 30 march 1975 at Tehran (Iran)

Bahar Soomekh

Bahar Soomekh
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Nationality Iran
Birth 30 march 1975 (46 years) at Tehran (Iran)

Bahar Soomekh (Persian: بهار سومخ‎‎, born March 30, 1975) is an Iranian-American actress and environmental activist. She is best known for her roles in the films Crash and Saw III.

Biography

Family
Bahar married Clayton Frech, a business manager, who converted to Judaism when marrying her in 2001. The couple had a son named Ezra in 2005, who was born without his left knee and fibula, having a shortened left ulna, and only one functional finger on his left hand, requiring multiple extensive surgeries to treat. In 2009, they had a daughter.


Activism
The Jewish teaching of tikkun olam, to heal the world, guides Bahar's life. She works on environmental and children's causes. Bahar also uses her name to be involved with organizations such as the Green Cross and Rainforest Action Network. With her husband, she launched the T.O. Productions to make movies about environmental and social issues.

Best films

Saw III (2006)
(Actress)

Usually with

James Wan
James Wan
(5 films)
Shawnee Smith
Shawnee Smith
(6 films)
Tobin Bell
Tobin Bell
(6 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Bahar Soomekh (11 films)

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Actress

Just Like a Woman, 1h45
Directed by Rachid Bouchareb
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Feminist films, Political films, Buddy films
Actors Sienna Miller, Golshifteh Farahani, Tim Guinee, Bahar Soomekh, Roschdy Zem, Chafia Boudraa
Roles Soha
Rating55% 2.7518352.7518352.7518352.7518352.751835
The film depicts a few days in the lives of two women, Marilyn (Sienna Miller) and Mona (Golshifteh Farahani) who, on the outside, could not be more different. Marilyn is an American-born menial secretary at a small business. Mona is an Egyptian immigrant who manages the convenience store next door with her mother-in-law (Chafia Boudraa) and her husband, Mourad (Roschdy Zem). During brief encounters, the women find solace in each other from the stress of their daily lives. Marilyn's husband, Harvey (Jesse Bob Harper), is unemployed. Feeling jealous and emasculated, he criticizes her taking part in a belly-dancing class (believing that she is too old) and uses her money to spend his nights drinking at bars. Meanwhile, Mona endures the constant plague of verbal abuse from her mother-in-law who blames her for not conceiving a child. Though in love with his wife, Mourad refuses to stand up to his mother, a disappointment that leaves Mona feeling depressed and alone in their marriage.
Saw 3D
Saw 3D (2010)
, 1h27
Directed by Kevin Greutert
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Sean Patrick Flanery, Cary Elwes, Gina Holden
Roles Lynn Denlon (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rating56% 2.804542.804542.804542.804542.80454
Two men, Brad and Ryan, wake up in a metropolitan storefront window. Each man is bound at the wrists to opposite side of a worktable with a circular saw in front of them. Their mutual lover, Dina, is suspended above a third saw. As a crowd gathers and police attempt to break the window, a puppet informs the men that one of them can kill the other or they can let Dina die. They initially fight each other, during which Brad is cut, but they soon realize Dina's betrayal and allow her to die instead.
Saw VI
Saw VI (2009)
, 1h30
Directed by Kevin Greutert
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Mark Rolston, Peter Outerbridge, Shawnee Smith
Roles Lynn Denlon (uncredited)
Rating60% 3.0031453.0031453.0031453.0031453.003145
Predatory lenders Simone and Eddie awaken on either side of a room split by a cage containing a scale, wearing head harnesses with screws poised to pierce their temples. They learn via videotape that the one who sets more flesh weight on their tray will survive. Eddie cuts fat from his torso, but Simone chops off her arm, which tilts the scale in her favor; the timer expires, and Eddie is killed by the screws. While he reviews the game's footage, Detective Lt. Mark Hoffman is called to the scene by FBI Agent Dan Erickson, who found Agent Peter Strahm's fingerprints around the room. Also present is Agent Lindsey Perez, whose survival was covered up by Erickson for her protection. They learn from Dr. Adam Heffner, who performed all of the autopsies for the Jigsaw case, that the knife used to cut the jigsaw piece from Eddie's flesh was only used on Seth Baxter before then. The agents intend to find the Baxter videotape to prove Strahm's involvement.
Saw V
Saw V (2008)
, 1h32
Directed by David Hackl
Origin Canada
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Tobin Bell, Costas Mandylor, Scott Patterson, Betsy Russell, Mark Rolston, Julie Benz
Roles Lynn
Rating58% 2.90412.90412.90412.90412.9041
Convicted murderer Seth Baxter wakes up chained to a table beneath a pendulum blade. A videotape informs him that he can release himself by crushing his hands between two presses. He does so, but the blade still swings down and cuts him in half as someone watches through a hole in the wall. In the meatpacking plant, FBI Agent Peter Strahm guns down Jeff Denlon and is locked in the sickroom. He discovers a hidden exit with a microcassette recorder, which urges him to stay in the sickroom. He ignores it and is attacked in the tunnel by a pig-masked figure, waking up with his head sealed in a box which quickly fills with water; he survives by performing a tracheotomy using his pen. Outside, Detective Mark Hoffman delivers Corbett Denlon to the police and claims they are the only survivors, and is shocked when Strahm is also brought out alive.
Saw IV
Saw IV (2007)
, 1h33
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Tobin Bell, Scott Patterson, Costas Mandylor, Betsy Russell, Lyriq Bent, Justin Louis
Roles Lynn Denlon
Rating59% 2.9527452.9527452.9527452.9527452.952745
During John Kramer's autopsy, a wax-coated microcassette is found in his stomach. Detective Mark Hoffman is called in and learns from it that he will still be tested and, despite Kramer's death, the games will continue. In a mausoleum, two men awaken chained at the neck to a winch. One's eyes are sewn shut, as is the other's mouth, making communication impossible. In a blind panic, the blinded man activates the winch and attacks the muted man, who kills him and frees himself with the key on the other collar.
The Wizard of Gore, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Horror, Noir, Crime
Themes Circus films, Films about magic and magicians
Actors Tobin Bell, Kip Pardue, Shawnee Smith, Bijou Phillips, Crispin Glover, Angus Macfadyen
Rating49% 2.455392.455392.455392.455392.45539
A magician named Montag the Magnificent puts on elaborate magic shows in a dilapidated post-punk Los Angeles in which he seemingly kills, in brutal torturous fashions, beautiful young women who nevertheless appear alive and unharmed at the end of the trick. Later, however, the victims are found dead of the same wounds that Montag gave them. Ed Bigelow, a young journalist with a trust fund and vintage style, tries to solve the mystery, but ends up discovering that he may be more involved than he first thought.
Mission: Impossible III, 2h5
Directed by J. J. Abrams
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films
Actors Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames, Billy Crudup, Michelle Monaghan, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
Roles Davian's Translator
Rating68% 3.4485353.4485353.4485353.4485353.448535
Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) has retired from field work for the IMF and instead trains new recruits while settling down with his fiancée, Julia Meade (Michelle Monaghan), a nurse who is unaware of Ethan's true job. Ethan is approached by fellow IMF agent John Musgrave (Billy Crudup) about a mission to rescue one of Ethan's protégés, Lindsey Farris (Keri Russell), who was captured while investigating arms dealer Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Musgrave has already prepared a team for Ethan: Declan Gormley (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), Zhen Lei (Maggie Q), and his old partner Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames).
Saw III
Saw III (2006)
, 1h48
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Psychologie, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry
Actors Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Angus Macfadyen, Bahar Soomekh, Kim Roberts, Dina Meyer
Roles Dr. Lynn Denlon
Rating62% 3.1017053.1017053.1017053.1017053.101705
After Amanda Young seals him in the bathroom, Eric Matthews escapes his shackle by breaking his foot with a toilet tank cover. Six months later, he is still missing. A SWAT team led by Lieutenant Daniel Rigg discovers the site of a Jigsaw game in which the victim, Troy, had to escape a bomb by ripping chains from his body. Rigg calls Detectives Mark Hoffman and Allison Kerry, who is guilt-ridden over Matthews' disappearance, to the scene. Kerry points out that the door was welded shut, breaking Jigsaw's modus operandi of giving his victims a chance to escape. She is abducted from her home that night while reviewing Troy's tape and awakens in a harness that is hooked into her ribs. She manages to retrieve the key from a suspended beaker of acid and unlocking it before the timer expires, but it tears her rib cage apart anyway, killing her.
Crash
Crash (2005)
, 1h52
Directed by Paul Haggis
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about racism, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion, Gangster films, Films about hijackings
Actors Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Karina Arroyave, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, Brendan Fraser
Roles Dorri
Rating76% 3.8487453.8487453.8487453.8487453.848745
Today The film begins with commentary by passenger Detective Graham Waters (Don Cheadle) having suffered a car accident with his partner Ria (Jennifer Esposito). He mentions that the denizens of Los Angeles have lost their "sense of touch." Ria and the driver of the other car, Kim Lee, exchange racially charged insults. When Waters exits the car, he arrives at a police investigation crime scene concerning the discovery of "a dead kid."
Syriana
Syriana (2005)
, 2h2
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Spy, Romance
Themes Spy films, Political films
Actors George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright, Amr Waked, Chris Cooper, Amanda Peet
Rating68% 3.448043.448043.448043.448043.44804
U.S. energy giant Connex is losing control of key Middle East oil fields in a kingdom ruled by the al-Subaai family. The emirate's foreign minister, Prince Nasir (Alexander Siddig), has granted natural gas drilling rights to a Chinese company, greatly upsetting the U.S. oil industry and government. To compensate for its decreased production capacity, Connex initiates a shady merger with Killen, a smaller oil company that recently won the drilling rights to key petroleum fields in Kazakhstan. Connex-Killen ranks as the world's twenty-third largest economy, and antitrust regulators at the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) have misgivings. A Washington, D.C.-based law firm headed by Dean Whiting (Christopher Plummer) is hired to smooth the way for the merger. Bennett Holiday (Jeffrey Wright) is assigned to promote the impression of due diligence to the DOJ, deflecting any allegations of corruption.
A Lousy 10 Grand, 1h38
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Bahar Soomekh, Teresa Ganzel, Joey Travolta, Steve Landesberg, Bill Kirchenbauer, Juliana Dever
Roles Najah (as Bahar)
Rating62% 3.131253.131253.131253.131253.13125
Ted Beckerwith (Monteith) is an unsuccessful family man who finds himself in severe debt to a loan shark (Joey Travolta). In attempt to pay off his $10,000, he becomes involved in a plan to marry a foreigner for a price.