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Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire” slated for IRIB’s Noruz repertoire
Tehran Times Art Desk

TEHRAN -- The 2009 Oscar award-winning film “Slumdog Millionaire” is to go on air on Iran’s National TV during the Noruz holiday.

Danny Boyle’s film “Slumdog Millionaire” won a total of eight Oscars including best picture at the 81st Academy Awards held in Los Angeles in February.

The film is a rags-to-riches tale set in the slums of Mumbai and follows a poor slum dweller who competes in the television show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”. He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers.

“The Incredible Hulk” (2008) by Louis Leterrier will also be aired during Noruz. “Fugitive Dr. Bruce Banner must utilize the genetic accident that transforms him into a giant, rampaging hulk to stop a former soldier that purposely becomes an even more dangerous version.”

Other movies include Richard Attenborough’s “Chaplin” (1992). It is a film about the troubled and controversial life of the master comedy filmmaker Charlie Chaplin.

Ridley Scott’s “Matchstick Men” (2003) features a phobic con artist and his protégé who are on the verge of pulling off a lucrative swindle when the con artist’s teenage daughter arrives unexpectedly.

Kang Cheng’s “The Twelve Gold Medallions” (1970), and Serdar Akar “Valley of the Wolves” from Iraq, Dany Boon’s comedy “Welcome to the Land of Shtis”, and the French “Kid Power” by Eric Civanyan 2007 are also included.

Peter Chan’s “The Warlords” is a heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval.

“Righteous Kill” (2008) by Jon Avnet tells the story of two veteran New York City detectives who work to identify the possible connection between a recent murder and a case they believe they solved years ago.

“Connected” (2008) by Benny Chan tells the story of a man who receives a distressing phone call from a woman who has been kidnapped.

“Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon” (2008) by Daniel Lee tells the story in which his country is torn asunder by civil war, and a common man Zhao heeds the call of duty.

Photo: Freida Pinto in a scene from “Slumdog Millionaire”


 

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