March 11th, 2004

hercules

Crimson Gold

Last night saw Crimson Gold by the Iranian director Jafar Panahi. Apart from the feeling of the slightly contrived plot being shoved down your throat, the film was overall a pleasant experience. It offered quiet a few amusing moments as well as a nice glimpse of what an every-day life in Teheran could be like. I just wished occasionally that Panahi could learn how to do subtle.

Crimson Gold is a story of an ordinary, good-hearted pizza delivery guy driven to violence and finally suicide by the injustices of Teheran. You think I just gave the plot away? Just go and see the movie.

RottenTom review http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/CrimsonGold-1126899/