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Leila (1997)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  16 May 1999 (USA)
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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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Leila, the Wife
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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
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Reza, the husband
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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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its a great film if you understand it.
12 January 2006 | by (Islamic Republic of Iran) – See all my reviews

this film is indicating a semi modern Iranian couple ,who are trying to fight with old believes &old generation.in this battle they fail cause the man is not strong enough.if you really want to understand this film you must know a lot about Iranian nowadays culture. Leila is the symbol of a young Iranian woman who marry with love but others interferer her life with the name of family traditions and customs.specially her husbands family .at the end of film it shows that every one is damaged by this interference Leila,her husband,mother in law&... the subject is some how strange for westerners,but many of your subjects are strange for easterners too!


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