A Snake's Tail - 2006

Directed by Bijan Daneshmand

Kami, a middle aged Iranian businessman living in London, develops a relationship with a cleric after the death of his father. The cleric or "Agha" adheres to a mystical interpretation of Islam fueled by poetry and the smoking of opium. As the two meet weekly to discuss poetry and consume the drug, it does not take long for Kami to develop an addiction. He finds himself withdrawn from his family, disinterested in his job, and focused solely on his next "fix."

Color, 1 hour 14 minutes, Farsi/English

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Cast


Bijan, Kami, Agha Bijan Daneshmand
Manou Manou Marzban
Behrouz - Drug Dealer Omid Gholami
Hossein - Kami's Partner Sleem Hasan
Peter - Kami's Partner Jerry Hoban
Angela - Secretary Angela Dixon
David - Businessman Ismail Ghandour
Agha's wife Shala Daneshmand
Ex-wife of Kami Lian Vahabzadeh
Kami's Daughter Salma Daneshmand
Kami's Son Rahi Daneshmand
Vinitha Vinitha Weerasena
Teenage Pedestrian Fabian Clark
Reike Master Simin Nafas

Crew


Writer Bijan Daneshmand
Director Bijan Daneshmand
Director of Photography Paul Cronin
Editor Paul Cronin
Sound Mixer Dan Weinberg
Music Fariborz Kiani

Pictures


In the framing story, the director Bijan Daneshmand, playing himself, pitches the main story as an idea for a film.

In the framing story, the director Bijan Daneshmand, playing himself, pitches the main story as an idea for a film.

Here Bijan Daneshmand assumes the role of the businessman Kami who will soon learn of his father's death.

Here Bijan Daneshmand assumes the role of the businessman Kami who will soon learn of his father's death.

A distraught Kami pays a visit to Agha, who is more than happy to introduce him to the drug.

A distraught Kami pays a visit to Agha, who is more than happy to introduce him to the drug.

Kami takes his first puff.

Kami takes his first puff.

Poetry always follows opium in their routine.

Poetry always follows opium in their routine.

After a few sittings with Agha, Kami decides to buy his very own opium paraphernalia.

After a few sittings with Agha, Kami decides to buy his very own opium paraphernalia.

Recreating the Agha's spread.

Recreating the Agha's spread.

Kami reaches a new low when his daughter witnesses his addiction firsthand.

Kami reaches a new low when his daughter witnesses his addiction firsthand.

Salvation in poetry.

Salvation in poetry.

DVD


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