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Leila, a girl from a poor family, who has no choice but to pick pocket in order to make ends meet. Leila meets Hamid Doosdar, an investor Businessman, while riding Metro that changes her life direction. Leila falls in love with Hamid and there is only one thing on their way, Hamid's wife. Leila considers the only thing blocking her happiness, Hamid's Wife. She plans her murder by using her ex-lover, but the story takes a completely different turn... Written by Kaaveh

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Characters in search of a story
23 September 2006 | by (United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

Jeyrani is a journalist turned director. He found immediate success with Red, his first movie which was a a pretty good Hitchcokian film noir. He then tried other genres, but not with the same success. Now, with Salade Fasl (Garden Salad), he returns to the film noir genre. Sadly, despite the presence of some of Iran's best current crop of actors, the end result is somewhat disappointing. Jeyrani has an assured way of creating interesting characters and rich dialogue. He has certainly delivered again on that front. The main weakness of this film is the script's structure. As a thriller, it is fairly devoid of tension and full of loop holes. As a social statement, it is uncertain. It does keep your interest though thanks to good work by Khosrow Shakibai, as a seasoned criminal, Leila Hatami, as a girl on the wrong side of the tracks, Mohamad Reza Sharifinia, type cast as a rich businessman in a dangerous liaison with Hatami, and Mahnaz Afshar as Sharifinia's wife. Worth watching if your expectations are not very high.


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