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Leila and Reza meet in a kind of celebration and fall for each other. Having discovered their love, they get married soon only to find out the infertility of Leila. That's when Reza's authoritative mother starts wheedling Leila to persuade Reza into second marriage for the sake of having a grandchild. Leila accepts at first but is unaware of her own strain threshold. Written by Hossein sr

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The tragedy of a love torn apart by each partner's overeagerness to please the other.

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$5,294 (USA) (14 May 1999)

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$50,133 (USA) (13 August 1999)
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Leila: God has not given me a child. Instead He has given me the gift of eternal patience and endurance.
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Moving portrait of a romantic tragedy
15 June 1999 | by (Edmonton, Canada) – See all my reviews

I was taken aback by how well I was able to relate to this picture about an Iranian couple torn apart by pressures to produce a son. The story hinges on the couples' desire to make each other happy but tearing themselves apart in the process. Every moment of this movie feels so honest and natural that I couldn't help but see glimpses of my own life on the screen. Wonderful. See this movie and behold the lovely visage of Leila Hatami, one of the most beautiful women in cinema today.


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