1 February 2011 | torihoward21
ironically out of this world
i like to start writing a comment about these ratings.IMDb seems to have goofed up here with all movies by shokof.you check the votes and it reads a 10 but then it shows a 3 on the info. page?! don't be fooled by the ratings for any of the films by shokof as i explain to you why you should not be fooled:breathful is funny.it is very courageous and like all great daring movies it is full of flaws if you wanted to comment on the film as a movie done the classic way, but, hey, who would ever care if any film by shokof could be what you expect them to be.if that be the case then you are in the wrong film watching something from the wrongest film maker on earth.believe it or not, with all the incredible unrealistic situations that this man seems to have had his movies made ,there are specific indications that a whole new generation of film makers have followed his path without even one reference to what daryush shokof films have achieved for making movies possible. breathful is no difference .it is a trash film at its greatest establishment.actors are all on the wrong side of awful but simultaneously you should know it is all meant to be that way.then and only when you really could understand shokof,s mind you would be able to understand that his movies are just gems.wonderfully bizarre, gravely underestimated and brilliantly courageous to be different.breathful is a simple story about 2 drug dealers who decide to finally give up selling drugs ,and live a normal life but there are just too many problems in doing so.2 great looking sexy Iranians (taies Farzan, and Narges Rashidi) lead this very robust ,refreshing gangster comedy to its fullest effect and are almost perfect in being terribly funny and dead serious (being completely stupid) and trying their best to make the viewer feel their pain, and laugh through it all as the viewer sees this delightful comedy. at times it is hilarious, but Taies Farzan makes sure you stick to your silence and take the whole thing seriously while Narges Rashid could care less about the whole damn thing and have just fun making remarkable stupid moments shine from her performance each time she shows up. breathful is not for everyone, but could really make your head spin if you are a fan of trash films done right in the hands of a grand artist. i strongly suggest you see it if you want to have a hell of a laughter and believe in absurdity be a must situation for a trash film masterpiece.don't let the ratings fool you and again this one gets a 10 from me.