Award-winning filmmaker Jafar Panahi's (The White Balloon, The Circle) latest triumph is an intimate and absorbing drama about the ways in which the hypocrisies and slights of daily life can push otherwise reasonable people over the edge.
Based on true events and written by acclaimed director Abbas Kiarostami (A Taste of Cherry), ~~Crimson Gold is the story of Hussein, a humble pizza deliveryman who feels continually humiliated by the injustices he sees all around him. When his friend Ali finds a receipt for a stranger's necklace purchase, Hussein is stunned by its exceptionally high cost. He knows that his pitiful salary will never be enough to afford such a luxury. Soon after, he and Ali are reused entry to an uptown jewelry store because of their scruffy appearances; his rage over this slight sets off a series of events, But Hussein will taste the luxurious life for one night before his deep feelings of humiliation push him over the edge.