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Saint Petersburg (2010)

A newly released prisoner and an ostensibly rich youth become aware of the place of the Russian Tsar's long lost treasure by a twist of fate.

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Behruz Afkhami
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peyman Ghassemkhani Peyman Ghassemkhani ... Farshad
Mohsen Tanabandeh Mohsen Tanabandeh ... Karim
Bahareh Rahnama Bahareh Rahnama
Shila Khodadad Shila Khodadad ... Zohreh
Andishe Fooladvand Andishe Fooladvand
Sorush Sehhat Sorush Sehhat
Mehdi Danayi Moghaddam Mehdi Danayi Moghaddam
Omid Roohani Omid Roohani
Amin Hayayee ... Murderer
Seyyed Ebrahim Bahrololoumi Seyyed Ebrahim Bahrololoumi
Naimeh Nezamdoost Naimeh Nezamdoost
Ardeshir Kazemi Ardeshir Kazemi
Babak Borzooyeh Babak Borzooyeh
Majid Shahryari Majid Shahryari
Ali Asghar Tabasi Ali Asghar Tabasi
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A newly released prisoner and an ostensibly rich youth become aware of the place of the Russian Tsar's long lost treasure by a twist of fate.

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Official Sites:

sourehcinema

Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

6 October 2010 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

San Peterzburg See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Production Co:

Siran Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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From Russia with Laughs
25 July 2012 | by corrosion-2See all my reviews

St.Petersburg is one of the few genuinely funny films made in Iran in last few years which delivers laughs through a first rate script full of memorable dialog and clever situations.

A couple of drifters come upon a dying old man in the street who whispers to them the existence of a treasure from the Tsar's era somewhere in Tehran. The rest of the film concerns the hilarious attempts of these two to find the treasure and their continuous attempts to con each other.

The script by veteran script writer Pemyan Ghasemkhani (who plays one of the drifters) is first class and the direction by Afkhami is inventive, milking maximum laughs from every opportunity. A sequel is already on the way!


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