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Free-spirited Tehran teens Atafeh Nikohl Boosheri and Shireen Sarah Kazemy struggle with their burgeoning sexuality under the rigid rules of an oppressive theocracy in this provocative drama from first-time writer/producer/director Maryam Keshavarz. Atafeh comes from a wealthy family, and thrives on the energy and creativity of the Iranian capital's underground art scene. Her brother, Mehran, a former classical musician, has just returned from drug rehab. Determined to lead a righteous life, he renounces his ...
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Overview

Free-spirited Tehran teens Atafeh Nikohl Boosheri and Shireen Sarah Kazemy struggle with their burgeoning sexuality under the rigid rules of an oppressive theocracy in this provocative drama from first-time writer/producer/director Maryam Keshavarz. Atafeh comes from a wealthy family, and thrives on the energy and creativity of the Iranian capital's underground art scene. Her brother, Mehran, a former classical musician, has just returned from drug rehab. Determined to lead a righteous life, he renounces his former ways and seeks salvation through joining the morality police. Meanwhile, Atafeh and her best friend, Shireen, discover a love they never thought possible while railing against the restrictions imposed on them by the religious zealots who seek to govern their every thought and action. Recognizing their rebellion, Mehran becomes consumed with rescuing Shireen from his sister's reckless influence, even at the risk of destroying his entire family.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Filmmaker Commentary; Behind-the-Scenes Featurette; Theatrical Trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/13/2011
  • UPC: 031398146995
  • Original Release: 2010
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Farsi
  • Time: 1:45:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 31,397

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nikohl Boosheri Atafeh
Sarah Kazemy Shireen
Reza Sixo Safai Mehran
Soheil Parsa Firooz
Nasrin Pakkhoo Azar
Sina Amedson Hossein
Keon Mohajeri Joey
Technical Credits
Maryam Keshavarz Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Karin Chien Producer
Andrea Chignoli Editor
Lamia Choucair Costumes/Costume Designer
Antonin Dedet Co-producer
Brian Rigney Hubbard Cinematographer
Natacha Kalfayan Production Designer
Melissa Lee Producer
Gingger Shankar Score Composer
Christina Won Executive Producer
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Disc #1 -- Circumstance
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      Filmmaker Commentary With Writer/Director Maryam Keshavarz, Actor Reza Sixo Safai, Director of Photography Brian Rigney Hubbard and Composer Gingger Shankar: On/Off
      Behind-The-Scenes of Circumstance
      Theatrical Trailer
      Also From Lionsgate
   Set Up
      Audio
         5.1 Dolby Digital
      Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         Subtitles: None
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  • Posted November 20, 2014

    This was an amazing tale of love, obsession, and circumstances.

    This was an amazing tale of love, obsession, and circumstances. The ending is unfair however it would have been the only outcome that was realistic in their circumstance. This is a heart-breaking tale of two young adults that are in love in a country that barely even recognizes their rights as women let alone support them in being in love with each other. This is definitely worth the buy. It is one of my favorite foreign films.

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