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Leila (1997)

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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 ... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Leila, the Wife
Reza, the Husband
Jamileh Sheikhi ...
Reza's Mother
Mohamad Reza Sharifinia ...
Leila's Uncle
Turan Mehrzad ...
Leila's Mother
Amir Pievar ...
Reza's Father
Shaghayegh Farahani ...
Second Wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ali Mosafa ...
Reza, the husband


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.


Drama | Romance





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


$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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a sad movie to watch.
4 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

I hardly ever give any movie a 10. I just finished watching it, so far I can't think of anything that it can improve. I think that it has done perfectly.

I am also surprised to see the Modern iran city. It is just like anywhere in the modern world. They have freeways, skyscrapers, modern utilities, etc.

Leila is a good sad actress. It is unfortunate that women in Iran are still forced to accept their husband's new wives. The whole movie is a sad tune, it just makes me feel sad after watching the movie.

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