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Razieh wants a fat goldfish for the Iranian New Years celebration instead of the skinny ones in her family's pond at home, because the fat fish looks like it's dancing when it swims. After many attempts she and her brother convince their mother to give them her last bit of money. Between their home and the fish store, Razieh loses the money.. She finds it, but it is temptingly just out of her reach. Written by
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You're whining again!
Mom refuses to give me money for the goldfish.
Don't you like ours?
You call these goldfish, you haven't seen the others. It's as though they're dancing when they move their fins. And they've got so many fins.
The shopkeeper said 100 tomans.
100 tomans! You want to pay 100 tomans for a goldfish. You can watch two films with that money. You're nuts.
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I recently viewed this movie on Bravo TV and was absolutely spellbound. At first, the Farsi language threw me, but it was delightful after awhile in a melodic sort of way. Plus, the lead character is adorable. Her traumatic experience in buying the goldfish is heartrending and at the same time is enlightening. You will want to turn away for fear that she will not succeed and yet you watch because you know that she will. The movie also helps you to regain a faith in the common goodness of the human race.
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