Crimson Gold (Talā-yi surkh) is a 2003 Iranian film directed by Jaʿfar Panāhī, and written by ʿAbbās Kiyārustamī. The film was never released in Iran as it was classified as a dark film. Therefore, the film could not be considered an Iranian contender for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2003 Academy Awards.
Husayn Āghā is a motorbike courier for a pizzeria in a wealthy district of Tehran. In charge of pizza delivery, he gets to know the life of Tehran’s bourgeois society. Meanwhile, during his repeated visits to a jewelry store, he is ridiculed and insulted on account of his poor status. His interactions with wealthy people, his low social standing in society, and the psychological consequences of being insulted by the jewelry store’s owner, make him commit a grave and unforgivable crime.