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Film Review - The Persian Connection


Stop me if you’ve read this one before: troubled kid grows into a troubled man, gets in deep with local mob and the wrong woman, forced to fight for a life that might not be worth saving. “The Persian Connect” is bereft of new ideas, but it does offer a cultural fingerprint few productions have attempted to explore, showcasing the Iranian criminal underworld in Los Angeles. That alone should be enough to get the movie up and going, but director Daniel Grove (making his feature-length debut) doesn’t pursue the production’s most promising element. Instead, he sticks close to the crime saga playbook, suffocating the picture in style and pounding it with overacting, eventually stripping “The Persian Connection” of anything identifiable.  Read the rest at


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