TALAYE SORGH

V' 03

TALAYE SORGH

CRIMSON GOLD

Jafar Panahi
Iran, 2003
Fiction, 97min, OmdU

TALAYE SORGH

Jafar Panahi
Iran, 2003
Fiction, 97min, OmdU

Cast: 
Hussein Emadeddin
Hussein
Kamyar Sheissi
Ali
Azita Rayeji
Braut
Pourang Nakhayi
Pourang
Shahram Vaziri
Juwelier
Screenplay: 
Abbas Kiarostami
Sound: 
Laurent Bailly
Massoud Behnam
Camera: 
Hossain Jafarian
Editor: 
Jafar Panahi
Composer: 
Peyman Yazdanian
Decoration: 
Iraj Raminfar

Production: 
Jafar Panahi Film Productions 3 Vozara Street 37th Street 2nd Floor Teheran, Iran jafarpanahi@yahoo.com
World Sales: 
Celluloid Dreams 2 rue Turgot 75009 Paris, Frankreich T 1 49 70 03 70 info@celluloid-dreams.com
Distribution in Austria: 
Stadtkino Filmverleih Spittelberggasse 3 1070 Wien T 1 522 48 14 Stadtkino@nextra.at
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Hussein is a fat, shambling wreck of a man, a war veteran on medication whos barely holding down a job delivering pizzas to the wealthy of Tehran. Talaye Sorgh opens with his tragically inept attempt to rob a jewellery store, then backtracks to show the social and economic mess that has pushed this gentle giant to violence. Where Panahis The Circle exposed the hidden oppression of women in Iran, this time his concern is with class. The film has a sharp script by Abbas Kiarostami, comic touches worthy of prime Mike Leigh, potent atmosphere and gangster-film trappings that, improbably, recall Michael Mann. (S.F. Said)