Thursday, January 4, 2018

Spectre of Scorpion شبح کژدم Kazem Afrandnia Iranian film poster

Spectre of Scorpion (1991) - (Kazem Afrandnia) Iranian one-sheet

This is a 26.5" x 38" Iranian poster for the 1987 film Spectre of Scorpion written and directed by Kianush Ayari and starring Kazem Afrandnia. Plot summary: Mahmoud is an 8mm filmmaker who has a special affinity for 8mm film. He makes a short film called Spectre of Scorpion with the intent of making a feature length film from the screenplay, but this is prevented by a shortage of resources. Mahmoud has a friend named Hassan who makes Persian films. Their friendship becomes the basis for a story. Love for cinema and weariness of all the effort ultimately brings the story into real life. He flees with the money after robbing Mahmoud's jeweler friend. Mahmoud's brother, who is a suspect in the theft, helps Mahmoud pursue Hassan. At the end Mahmoud intends to return the jewels; he unwittingly confesses when he sees Hassan's death.

Cast and crew: Kianush Ayari, Kazem Afrandnia, Manijeh Aghai, Nasser Aghayi, Jahangir Almasi, Akbar Doodkar, Nematollah Gorji, Farzaneh Kaboli, Mansoor Majlesi, Abbas Nazeri, Hassan Rezai, Parvin Solaymani

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