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Talaye sorkh (2003)

Unrated | | Drama, Thriller | 12 September 2003 (UK)
An Iranian pizza delivery man sees the worst of corruption and social unbalance in his city and is driven to crime.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Hossain Emadeddin ...
Hussein
Kamyar Sheisi ...
Ali
Azita Rayeji ...
The Bride
Shahram Vaziri ...
The Jeweler
Ehsan Amani ...
The Man in the Tea House
Pourang Nakhael ...
The Rich Man
Kaveh Najmabadi ...
The Seller
Saber Safael ...
The Soldier
Yadollah Samadian
Ramin Rastad
Behnaz Houri
Mehran Rajabi
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Storyline

For Hussein, a pizza delivery driver, the imbalance of the social system is thrown in his face wherever he turns. One day when his friend, Ali, shows him the contents of a lost purse, Hussein discovers a receipt of payment and cannot believe the large sum of money someone spent to purchase an expensive necklace. He knows that his pitiful salary will never be enough to afford such luxury. Hussein receives yet another blow when he and Ali are denied entry to an uptown jewelry store because of their appearance. His job allows him a full view of the contrast between rich and poor. He motorbikes every evening to neighborhoods he will never live in, for a closer look at what goes on behind closed doors. But one night, Hussein tastes the luxurious life, before his deep feelings of humiliation push him over the edge. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Drama | Thriller

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$17,427 (USA) (16 January 2004)

Gross:

$147,844 (USA) (25 June 2004)
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The lead actor, who plays a pizza delivery man, is actually a pizza delivery man in real life. He is also a paranoid schizophrenic, which may explain some of the character's traits and behavior. See more »

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Very powerful and well made
8 May 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

from the director of "The circle" and "The White balloon" comes another revolutionary film from the Iranian cinema, there are aspects in this film that only an Iranian would understand, or someone who is familiar with the situation in Iran, and how it crosses the red line many times. The film shows the huge gap in the society in Iran between the rich and the poor, too bad that this film attracts the wrong audience, some watch this film and expect the film to continue like what it was in the first few minutes. Another factor that makes this movie so great in the Iranian cinema is the techniques used in it, there were camera works that had never been done in the Iranian cinema, refer to the scene in which Hossein was lying in his bed to see this. overall i think this was a great movie and it gets a 10 out of 10 from my unbiased point of view.


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