Crimson Gold

Crimson Gold

A FILM BY: Jafar Panahi
WRITTEN BY: Abbas Kiarostami
STARRING: Hossain Emadeddin, Kamyar Sheisi, Azita Rayeji

A murder and a suicide occur early one morning in a jewelry store. Behind this headline lies the story of a desperate man’s feelings of humiliation in a world of social injustice.

When his friend Ali shows him the contents of a lost purse, Hussein cannot imagine the large sum of money marked on a receipt for an expensive necklace. He knows that his pitiful salary will never be enough to afford such luxury. Hussein feels even lower when a man mistakes the two friends for petty crooks. He receives yet another blow when he and Ali are denied entry to an uptown jewelry store because of their appearance.

Hussein delivers pizzas and motorbikes every evening to rich neighborhoods. He gets a closer look at what goes on behind closed doors. The hypocrisy of the system is thrown in his face wherever he turns.

But Hussein will taste the luxurious life for one night before his deep feelings of humiliation push him over the edge.

In Persian with English subtitles 

Technical Information

Production Year: 2003
Country of Origin: Iran
Language: Persian
Run Time: 95 mins
Format: Digital