Now this is a rare one indeed. Italo-Iranian co-produced eurospy set in Iran, concerning the search for a stolen microfilm. The microfilm contains a map to the location of some newly discovered oil deposits in the desert. Even though it's suppose to be a co-production, the only Italian element I can reconise here is Piero Umiliani's spy music, that's borrowed from Man On a Spying Trapeze. It's directed by Tony Zarindast and stars legendary Iranian actor Behrouz Vossoughi.
It was quite a task searching out, finding and putting it all together. The video came from a German vhs tape I picked up online, and the English audio was sent to me by a Dutch tape collector.
Unfortunatley the movie is not an A list eurospy by any stretch. Quite frankly, it looks and feels like a comic book. The characters are paper made disposables with no depth whatsoever. I know, this is suppose to be eurospy, but they do exaggerate a little here. However, the film's fast-paced action narrative make it endurable viewing. Our hero is constantly on the run from the bad guys. With plenty of chases, punch-ups and near escapes, there's no time for characters to even speak a few lines. It also provides a look at some very nice looking locations in Iran that are rarely seen by western movie viewers. I mean, how many Iranian eurospy movies have you seen recently.
For a preview, see my fan made trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN9e7-bAw_U
English audio only.