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
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|Director of Photography||Ali Ollahyari|
|Sound Recordist||Jahanghir Mirshekari|
|Production Designer||Majid Niamourad|
|Sound Mixer||Farhad Arzmandi|
Syamak (Aboulfazl Pourarab) and his brother Nader (Amin Hayayi) buy pigeons for the ceremony.
Syamak meets his future father-in-law.
The wedding mirror.
Syamak is being tailed by a thug hired by his future father-in-law.
During his escape, Syamak is confronted by chain-wielding thug.
"Bad" Nasser wants the jewelry that Syamak and Co. have stolen.
A possible nod to "Reservoir Dogs."
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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