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The Fifth Season (1997)

Fasl-e panjom (original title)
The fight for power in an isolated Iranian village. Two families have been enemies for so long they cannot even remember why. The only hope for peace between the feuding families is lost ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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Mehrbanou
Ali Sarkhani ...
Karamat
Parviz Poorhosseini ...
Mayor
Ghorban Nadjafi ...
Jan Ali
Golab Adineh ...
Mrs. Sun
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ahmad Reza Asadi ...
Goljan
Mahmoud Basiri ...
Neutral
Maryam Boubani ...
Cobra
Said Dashti ...
Akbarak
Akbar Doodkar ...
Neutral
Kamran Foyoozat ...
Uncle
Nematollah Gorji ...
Eltefat
Nadjaf Hadi ...
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Reza Karam Rezai ...
Pir Baba
Akhzarpour Manouchehre ...
Kefayat
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The fight for power in an isolated Iranian village. Two families have been enemies for so long they cannot even remember why. The only hope for peace between the feuding families is lost when an arranged marriage agreement is broken. Some days later, the groom, Karamat, returns with a brand new minibus. But a fierce competition for passengers break out when the bride, Mehrbanou, decides to do the same... Written by Gordon Spragg

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7 January 1998 (France)  »

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A Quinta Estação  »

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another excellent Iranian film......
24 December 2002 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Here's another example of the genius of Iranian film, stories about circumstances so simple and everyday yet so suspenseful. A tale about an arranged marriage between a man and a woman, each from a different ethnic group that live in the same town but do not get along. The wedding is an attempt to stop the contempt between the two groups but stubbornness and egos flare and the bride and groom part ways, the groom leaving town to return later with a newly purchased bus to use as a money-making plan. He does well, charging the villagers to go to the city, where before they could only walk or go by horse and cart. But his bride, from the rival clan, out of spite and wanting revenge for the failed wedding, urges her brother to also buy a bus and start his own business of transport. Now with 2 busses in the town vying for the villagers money and loyalty it turns into a melee of anger and confrontation, splitting the townspeople further. It leaves you wondering if there is any hope. An excellent story showing peoples' nasty and sometimes childish sides, the pain and hate that grudges can cause, a simple village with big problems.


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