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A Snake's Tail  .  director Bijan Daneshmand
11/03/2006, at 05:30 PM 11/06/2006, at 03:00 PM 11/11/2006, at 12:30 PM
director Bijan Daneshmand
screenplay Bijan Daneshmand
country UK
year 2006
duration 74 minutes
media Digibeta PAL
color Color
language OmeU
producer Bijan Daneshmand

Bijan Daneshmand, Manou Marzban, Omid Gholami

cinematography Paul Cronin
sound Dan Weinberg
editor Paul Cronin
music Fariborz Kiani, Arash Moradi

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?A Snake?s Tail,? written, acted and directed by Bijan Daneshmand is a film about the quest of a successful Iranian businessman for his roots, his friendship with a Mullah, his addiction to opium and his eventual spiritual awakening. The film is set in London and is about the relationship between Kami, a forty year old businessman whose father has just passed away, and Agha, the Mullah or Priest who conducts the burial ceremony. The story shows how Agha, an opium addict with a penchant for Persian Sufi poetry, takes Kami, who is distraught by the death of his father, under his wings. During their weekly meetings Agha not only exposes Kami to the beautiful poetry of Rumi and Hafiz but to the euphoric pleasures of opium, the preferred drug of Iranians since time immemorial.


Bijan Daneshmand Writer, Director, Actor. Lives in London, England. Trained at the London Centre of Theatre Studies 2001, and commenced his artistic career in 2001 as an actor. As Producer and as Director: 2004- Produced and acted in 20 Fingers This film won the Best Film Digitale at the Venice Film Festival 2004, The Spirit of Freedom Prize at the Bahamas International Film Festival 2004, and Best Film at Barcelona Di, screened at over 30 festivals worldwide. 2005- Wrote and directed debut feature A Snake?s Tail