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The Glass Agency (1999)

Ajans-E Shisheh-I (original title)
The Glass Agency is the story of a war veteran living in post war Iran. It depicts veterans who are suffering from social problems after the war. Society does not understand them and the ... See full summary »

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Parviz Parastui ...
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Abbas Heydari
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Hossein Panahi
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Nahal Taromi
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The Glass Agency is the story of a war veteran living in post war Iran. It depicts veterans who are suffering from social problems after the war. Society does not understand them and the standard social norms are not in harmony with their personalities. Written by Jerome

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Filming of Ajans-E Shisheh-I took 60 days. 55 days of it was in a just one location (Agency). See more »

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Dog Day Afternoon Iranian style !
7 March 1999 | by (UAE) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of the most successful (domestically), and controversial, Iranian films of the recent years. It is also a prime example of movies which do very well in Iran but cannot find an audience abroad. Its director, Hatami Kia, makes movies which deal exlusively with the issue of war and its after effects. The glass agency's theme and structure closely resember that of Sidney Lumet's Dog Day Afternoon. A Gulf war veteran, frustrated in his attempts to convince the government agencies to send another veteran from his former unit to London for urgent surgery, takes the people in a travel agency as hostages and demands a plane to take his former comrade to UK. The issues tackled in this film are almost unique to Iran unlike films by say, Kiarostami whose films deal with universal issues. The Glass Agency is, however, brilliantly directed, boasting several outstanding performances and a haunting music score (which closely resembles that of Kielowski's Blue). Worth watching


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