Persian Connection

Expressionistic color and Lynchian derangement lend neon grandeur to the story’s mythic structure.

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The Persian Connection

As a child soldier, Behrouz (Reza Sixo Safai) miraculously survived the Iran-Iraq War to be squirreled away to the streets of Los Angeles. After two decades under the ruthless Iranian mobster Cirrus Golshiri (Parviz Sayyad), Behrouz leaves the underworld to follow his American Dream of becoming a “Real Estate Man.” But after a chance encounter involving a high-stakes poker game, he is brought back into the life he left behind and accused of stealing from his former boss. Behrouz and his Russian girlfriend Oksana (Helena Mattsson) must hunt down missing drugs as events from his past and present clash and spiral out of control. PERSIAN CONNECTION is an electric neon-noir fever dream set in the Persian opium underworld of Los Angeles.

"A neon-lit fever dream where culture and sexuality tease an undefined fluidity as Persian and Russian gangsters fight over L.A.'s drug scene." (Rob Hunter, Film School Rejects)
Genre
Action, Crime, Mystery, Noir, Thriller
Runtime
103
Language
English
Director
Daniel Grove
Producer
Seth Caplan, Reza Sixo Safai
Writer(s)
Daniel Y-Li Grove, Reza Sixo Safai
Cast
Behrouz - Reza Sixo Safai, Oksana - Helena Mattson, Cirrus - Parviz Sayyad, Evgeny - Julian Sands, Lola - Laura Harring, Farid - Dominic Rains, Sepehr - Nikolai Kinski, Sasha - Gregory Kasyan, Danush - David Diaan, Young Behrouz - Daniel Zolghadri
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