Snake Fang

Film

Time Out says

Since Khomeini's death, Iranian cinema has regained a lot of its former energy and unpredictability, producing movies like this bizarre mixture of frontier western and neo-realist drama. A middle-aged intellectual, poleaxed by the deaths of his mother and brother (the latter in the Iran-Iraq war), takes up residence in a seedy hotel room that he shares with a swaggering black marketeer, and gets a crash course in low-life realities. The mood of post-war anomie and desolation is caught strongly, and the director (who has twelve other features to his credit) has a keen eye for the details of crime and violence. The climactic plot twists made very little sense to me, but maybe you had to be there to understand.

Details

Release details

Duration:
105 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Masud Kimiai
Screenwriter:
Masud Kimiai
Cast:
Faramarz Sedighi
Ahmad Najafi
Golchehreh Sajjadieh