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8 items from 2017


‘My Dinner With Hervé’: Mark Povinelli & Helena Mattsson Join Cast Of HBO Movie

28 July 2017 9:05 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Mark Povinelli and Helena Mattsson have been cast opposite Peter Dinklage in My Dinner With Hervé, Sacha Gervasi's HBO movie. Directed and written by Gervasi based on a story he wrote with Sean Macaulay, My Dinner With Hervé centers on an unlikely friendship that evolves over one wild night in L.A. between struggling journalist Danny Tate (Jamie Dornan) and actor Hervé Villechaize (Dinklage), the world's most famous gun-toting dwarf, resulting in life-changing… »

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Reza Sixo Safai Tells Helena Mattsson They Have to Leave in The Persian Connection Exclusive Clip

14 July 2017 12:07 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Escaping a former troubled lifestyle doesn’t always guarantee a person’s future safety, as their past almost always has a way of catching up with them. That’s certainly the case for the protagonist in the new neo-noir crime drama, ‘The Persian Connection.’ In honor of the movie’s release in theaters today by Samuel Goldwyn Films, Shockya […]

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Exclusive Clip: The Persian Connection, A Man, A Woman, A Nightclub

5 July 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

A man enters a nightclub. He is late for an appointment. A woman greets him. They sit down for a moment. It becomes obvious that they share a shady past. What secrets wait to be revealed? Reza Sixo Safai, Helena Mattsson and Julian Sands star in The Persian Connection and we have an exclusive clip for your viewing pleasure. Synopsis: As a child soldier, Behrouz (Reza Sixo Safai) miraculously survived the Iran-Iraq War to be squirreled away to the streets of Los Angeles. After two decades under the ruthless Iranian mobster Cirrus Golshiri (Parviz Sayyad), Behrouz leaves the underworld to follow his American Dream of becoming a "Real Estate Man." But after a chance encounter involving a high-stakes poker game, he is brought back into...

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‘The Persian Connection’ Trailer: Neo-Noir Fever Dream Exposes the Underbelly of Los Angeles Organized Crime — Watch

24 April 2017 9:23 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

After premiering at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival, “The Persian Connection” is finally headed to a theater near you. The debut feature of director Daniel Y-Li Grove, the film is a neon-noir film set in the Persian underbelly of L.A.

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The Persian Connection” follows Behrouz, a former child soldier who, after surviving the Iran-Iraq War, was smuggled away to the streets of Los Angeles to be monitored by the Iranian mobster Cirrus Golshiri. Wanting to escape from the life of organized crime and under the table dealings, Behrouz dreams of becoming the “American Real Estate Man.”

Twenty years later, a high stakes poker game brings Behrouz and Cirrus face to face. Accused of stealing from his boss, events from Behrouz’s past and present begin to collide and he and his girlfriend, »

- Kerry Levielle

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Samuel Goldwyn Films boards gangster drama 'The Persian Connection'

21 March 2017 10:35 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film previously titled The Loner debuted at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to The Persian Connection, written and directed by Daniel Y-Li Grove.

The film, which premiered at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival, is slated for release in theatres, on demand and digital this summer. 

The gangster drama centres on a former child soldier who, after being wrongly accused of stealing from his former boss, must return to the Persian opium underworld of Los Angeles to hunt down stolen drugs as events from his past and present clash, spiraling out of control. Cast include Reza Sixo Safai, Helena Mattsson, Parviz Sayyad and Julian Sands

“The Persian Connection is an artistic take on a modern gangster film,” said Peter Goldwyn, president of Samuel Goldwyn Films. “Daniel’s imagining of the gritty side of Tehrangeles is a unique world from a neon lens, of which the likes you’ve never seen before »

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Samuel Goldwyn Films boards 'The Persian Connection'

21 March 2017 10:35 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Film previously titled The Loner debuted at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to The Persian Connection, written and directed by Daniel Y-Li Grove.

The film, which premiered at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival, is slated for release in theatres, on demand and digital this summer. 

The gangster drama centres on a former child soldier who, after being wrongly accused of stealing from his former boss, must return to the Persian opium underworld of Los Angeles to hunt down stolen drugs as events from his past and present clash, spiraling out of control. Cast include Reza Sixo Safai, Helena Mattsson, Parviz Sayyad and Julian Sands

“The Persian Connection is an artistic take on a modern gangster film,” said Peter Goldwyn, president of Samuel Goldwyn Films. “Daniel’s imagining of the gritty side of Tehrangeles is a unique world from a neon lens, of which the likes you’ve never seen before »

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Samuel Goldwyn Acquires Gangster Movie ‘The Persian Connection’

21 March 2017 9:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to Daniel Y-Li Grove’s gangster movie ‘The Persian Connection” for release this summer in theaters and on demand.

The movie, previously titled “The Loner,” premiered at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival. It’s a neo-noir thriller set in opium underworld of the Tehrangeles section of Los Angeles, which serves at the center for former Iranian nationals and their descendants.

“The Persian Connections” stars Reza Sixo Safai, Helena Mattsson, Julian Sands and Parviz Sayyad. Laura Harring, Dominic Rains, Nikolai Kinski, Gregory Kasyan and Daniel Zolghadri also star.

After two decades under a ruthless Iranian mobster, played by Sayyad, Safai’s character leaves the underworld to follow his American Dream of becoming a “real estate man” but after a chance encounter involving a high-stakes poker game, he is brought back into the life he left behind and accused of stealing from his former boss. »

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Samuel Goldwyn Acquires L.A.-Set Noir Thriller ‘The Persian Connection’

21 March 2017 8:08 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired North American rights to The Persian Connection, a noir thriller written and directed by Daniel Y-Li Grove that played at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival as The Loner. Reza Sixo Safai, Helena Mattsson, Julian Sands and Parviz Sayyad star in the pic, which now will aim for a summer release in theaters and on demand. Safai stars as Behrouz, who after surviving the Iran-Iraq War as a child soldier moved to Los Angeles to serve two decades… »

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