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 a… Read more