I LOVE VIENNA : Fereydoun Farrokhzad's Last Appearance in an Austrian Film (1991)


I LOVE VIENNA : Fereydoun Farrokhzad's Last Appearance in an Austrian Film (1991)
by Darius Kadivar

The Last film in which zendehyad Fereydoun Farrokhzad appeared prior to his assassination by Islamic Fundamentalists. The film is a social comedy involving Iranian expats trying to cope with their life in exile. (Source: persianrealm.com)

It should be noted that one of Farrokhzad’s co stars in the movie is actor Michael Niavarani who at the time was just starting in the profession. He has since become a famous stand up Comic in Austria. ( see Salami Aleikum (2009) )

I Love Vienna (1991) Austrian Film director: Houchang Allahyari
starring Freydoun Farokhzad, Dolores Schmidinger, Hanno Pöschl, Marjam Allahyari, Michael Niavarani


Full Feature Film:

(video courtesy )

Plot In German ( Translation Welcome):

Der iranische Deutschlehrer Ali Mohamed zieht mit seiner Schwester Mariam und seinem 15-jährigen Sohn Kouros nach Wien, wo er als gläubiger Moslem einiges zu ertragen hat: Nicht nur, dass Kouros mit Prostituierten schäkert und Mariam sich von einem Osteuropäer den Hof machen lässt, er wird auch noch von der Wirtin seines Hotels verführt. Seinem Glauben gemäß will er sie zur Frau nehmen, doch da stellt sich heraus, dass sie noch anderweitig verheiratet ist. Dann wird Kouros auch noch von der Polizei verhaftet...

Related Michael Niavarani Satire:

SATIRE: Turk and Iranian argue in Austria ;0)

MON CINEMA: Salami Aleikum (2009)

Related Pictory:

SHAH’s WALTZ: Shah of Iran Visits Vienna (1960)

Fereydoun Farokhzad 10 days Prior to his assassination

Blogs on Farrokhzad:

Fereidoun Farrokhzad’s Remembered (Radio Farda)

Farrokhzad Explains Khomeiny's Green Book

Farrokhzad & Martik Sing in French


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maziar 58


by maziar 58 on

Thanks for posting


Mockery of Persian,Islam our culture and lost in a strange land.

All put together Beautifuly.

May Farrokh zad's soul rests in peace.



pooooooof !

by Pejman7 on

I just watched the film. Quite boring ! but thanks for posting the video.

By the way it's still not clrear who has/have killed Farrokhzad. Do you have a sound document to call  them "Islamic Fundamentalists "? :)

Esfand Aashena


by Esfand Aashena on

I don't know German but the Google Translate says the following, should be an interesting movie:

The Iranian German teacher Ali Mohamed moved with his sister Mary and his 15-year-old son Kouros to Vienna, where he has to endure as a devout Muslim, a lot: Not only that Kouros flirts with prostitutes and Mariam can make from an Eastern European the court he is also seduced by the landlady of his hotel. According to his faith, he will take her as his wife, but as it turns out that she is still married elsewhere. Then Kouros is also arrested by the police ... 

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