Having last night seen a screening of the movie adaptation of this book, I can honestly say that I have not been more moved by a feature in years.
This is not a tale for those who want a classic 'winner' and 'loser', or a 'happy ending'.
Without spoiling the plot, Mahmoud (Ben Kingsley) is a former Colonel under the Shah of Iran. He moves to America after Islamic Revolution in 1979 with his wife. They have a daughter and son in America.
Mahmoud longs to bring his family the life they once had, and he thus buys a house at auction for tax deliquency.
Unbeknownst to Mahmoud, Kathy (Jennifer Connelly) was the owner of the house, and she was evicted and the house sold due to… Read more