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Not Without My Daughter (1991)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 11 January 1991 (USA)
An American woman, trapped in Islamic Iran by her brutish husband, must find a way to escape with her daughter as well.

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"Moody" is an Iranian doctor living in America with his American wife Betty and their child Mahtob. Wanting to see his homeland again, he convinces his wife to take a short holiday there with him and Mahtob. Betty is reluctant, as Iran is not a pleasant place, especially if you are American and female. Upon arrival in Iran, it appears that her worst fears are realized: Moody declares that they will be living there from now on. Betty is determined to escape from Iran, but taking her daughter with her presents a larger problem. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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In 1984, Betty Mahmoody's husband took his wife and daughter to meet his family in Iran. He swore they would be safe. They would be happy. They would be free to leave. He lied.

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Jamais sans ma fille  »

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$14,789,113 (USA)
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The real Mahtob appeared as an extra in a school scene. See more »

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Several Ford Cortina Mk II sedans are used in the film as taxicabs in lieu of the Pars Khodro Paykan (based on the UK 1966 Hillman Hunter/Rootes Arrow, which was the final automobile designed by the Rootes Group prior to its acquisition by the Chrysler Corporation). See more »

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Betty Mahmoody: Baba Hajji, you're a religious man. How can Moody swear on the Koran and do this to me?
[Mammal translates, Babba Hajji gives an assertive answer and the entire family starts yelling at Betty in Farsi]
Mammal: Allah will forgive him!
[yelling continues, Betty starts crying]
Betty Mahmoody: No, no! Ameh Bozorg! Ameh Bozorg, please help me, please!
[Ameh Bozorg yells at Betty]
Betty Mahmoody: No, you can't do this! God damn you! God damn you! You can't keep me here! You had this planned all along! Damn you!
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Written by Mildred J. Hill & Patty S. Hill
Published by Warner/Chappell Music
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There Are Two Sides to Every Story
27 January 2006 | by (Prague) – See all my reviews

I strongly urge everybody interested in the story of the "Mahmoody" family to watch the documentary "Without My Daughter" which tells the story of Dr. Bozorg Mahmoody, Betty's husband, who has been robbed of the right to even see his daughter and publicly and globally humiliated and criminalized.

Even from the film itself, it is kind of obvious that it is intended as propaganda and a political move.

Of course, I really don't have the means to verify which side of the story is the truth, but the documentary looked quite more valid and with stronger grounds than a sensational statement.


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