Crimson Gold

Directed by Jafar Panahi

Scripted by Abbas Kiarostami and based upon a newspaper account, CRIMSON GOLD opens with stark violence in the form of a robbery, murder, and suicide. What leads someone like Hussein into crime? Tracking back 48 hours, the film follows the hulking, ageing pizza delivery man as he traverses Tehran with fast food for people with more money than he can ever dream of. Day after day he witnesses social injustice until one day he can stand no more humiliation. A powerful examination of the huge gulf between haves and have-nots in contemporary Iran.

97 minutes

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