Corrupted Hands - 2000

Directed by Cyrus Alvand

A wedding photographer recruits the help of his brother and sister to rob the next ceremony that he has been hired to video tape.

Color, 1 hour 40 minutes, Farsi

Original Title: Dasthi-ye Aloudeh

Trailer currently not available, Watch Scene (Farsi w/English subtitles)

Star Rating


Never Ranked

Cast


Aboulfazl Pourarab Syamak
Hediyeh Tehrani Diba
Asal Badii Shireen
Amin Hayayi Nader
Elham Imani Roya

Crew


Writer Tirdad Sakhai
Cyrus Alvand
Director Cyrus Alvand
Producer Hassan Tavakolnia
Director of Photography Ali Ollahyari
Sound Recordist Jahanghir Mirshekari
Production Designer Majid Niamourad
Editor Rouhollah Imami
Sound Mixer Farhad Arzmandi
Music Babak Bayat

Pictures


Syamak (Aboulfazl Pourarab) and his brother Nader (Amin Hayayi) buy pigeons for the ceremony.

Syamak (Aboulfazl Pourarab) and his brother Nader (Amin Hayayi) buy pigeons for the ceremony.

Syamak meets his future father-in-law.

Syamak meets his future father-in-law.

The wedding mirror.

The wedding mirror.

Syamak is being tailed by a thug hired by his future father-in-law.

Syamak is being tailed by a thug hired by his future father-in-law.

The Score.

The Score.

The Cover.

The Cover.

During his escape, Syamak is confronted by chain-wielding thug.

During his escape, Syamak is confronted by chain-wielding thug.

'Bad' Nasser wants the jewelry that Syamak and Co. have stolen.

"Bad" Nasser wants the jewelry that Syamak and Co. have stolen.

A possible nod to 'Reservoir Dogs.'

A possible nod to "Reservoir Dogs."

Caged Pigeons.

Caged Pigeons.

DVD


Corrupted Hands DVD Case

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External Reviews


By Robert Koehler Variety

Testing the maxim that there's no honor among thieves, "Corrupted Hands," from the commercial arm of Iranian cinema, is a genre heist piece that at times seems slavish in its application of American movie conventions, at others promises more, but finally delivers nothing but limp melodrama. Writer-director Cyrus Alvand's 12th film reps the latest in a series of four-walled features presented by the Iranian Film Society which reveal what everyday Iranian moviegoers line up for (as opposed to those approved by Western fests). But an abrupt one-week premiere run in L.A. suggests this will be a poorer Stateside performer than such previous releases as "Hemlock." Continued



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