Maxx - 2005
Directed by Saman Moughadam
In this Bollywood-esque musical comedy an expatriate Iranian lounge singer is mistaken for a renowned symphony orchestra conductor and invited back to Iran to put on a performance. Once this mistake is revealed, all parties involved scramble to cover their tracks and make the best of the situation.
Color, 1 hour 50 minutes, Farsi
|Gohar Kheirandish||Lady Gohari|
|Mohammad Reza Sharifinia|
|Cyrus Ebrahim Zadeh|
|Director of Photography||Turaj Mansouri|
|Sound Recordist||Hayedeh Sharzadi|
|Production Designer||Aydin Zarif|
|Editor||Mohammad Reza Moini|
|Sound Mixer||Peiyvan Abnar|
Government officials review their progress in bringing skilled expatriates back to Iran.
Lady Gohari has been charged with finding a famous Iranian musician.
Gohari and her staff searching for a suitable musician.
Los Angeles lounge singer "Max" accidentally gets the invite.
Max is overwhelmed at seeing the country of his childhood and how it has changed.
Unfamiliar with the subtle way that the Persian language has changed, Max accidentally sets off a riot with his misuse of the vocabulary.
Max imparts his musical wisdom on classically trained Pegah (Pegah Ahangarani).
Protesters assemble at Max's hotel, he mistakes them for fans despite their chants of "death to the traitor."
One of the protestors has a sit down with Max and accuses him of "crashing their culture."
Farewell Performance - "Who the hell is Beethoven?"
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