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)

Played at

Ahrya Fine Arts, 7.14.17 - 7.20.17
Rated NR
Web Site: https://www.samuel...
Runtime: 103 min
Language: English

Director: Daniel Grove
Producer(s): Reza Sixo Safai, Seth Caplan
Writer(s): Daniel Y-Li Grove, Reza Sixo Safai
Cast: Behrouz - Reza Sixo Safai, Cirrus - Parviz Sayyad, Danush - David Diaan, Evgeny - Julian Sands, Farid - Dominic Rains, Lola - Laura Harring, Oksana - Helena Mattson, Sasha - Gregory Kasyan, Sepehr - Nikolai Kinski, Young Behrouz - Daniel Zolghadri