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Maryam (2002)

 |  Drama  |  22 February 2002 (USA)
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An Iranian-born teenager living in suburban New Jersey thinks of herself as simply an American until anti-Iranian sentiment erupts in her community after American hostages are held in Iran.

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Mariam Parris ...
Mary Armin
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Ali Armin
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Dr. Darius Armin
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Homa Armin
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Reza
Victor Jory ...
Jamie
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Jill
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Pete
Jason Nash ...
Joel
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Leila
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An Iranian-born teenager living in suburban New Jersey thinks of herself as simply an American until anti-Iranian sentiment erupts in her community after American hostages are held in Iran.

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Cultures clash. Hearts break. People change.

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$10,123 (USA) (22 February 2002)

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$104,209 (USA) (14 June 2002)
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In the scene where Mary's father (Darius) turns around and leaves, after he is prevented from entering the store after the store owner posts the "Closed" sign and hides in the back, a 1990 Volvo 740GL rolls slowly by in the street in front of him. The film's setting is 1979. See more »

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Until We Meet Again
Written by Joe Lervold
Performed by Joe Lervold (as Joel Evans) & Patrick Maier
Courtesy of MasterSource Music
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well worth seeing
29 March 2002 | by (miami, fl) – See all my reviews

To begin with, this is not a documentary about SAVAK or the Shah's regime, and, after September 11th, you don't have to be an expert on Iran to get what is going on in the movie. It is about a lot of things: growing up different, being an American child of immigrants (we get that here in Miami), friendship and how quickly it disappears, family and the clash of cultures to name just a few. Mariam Parris gives a terrific performance, and the director does a lot with a small budget. However, what you will definitely remember most is the fundamentalist cousin from Iran, his fanaticism and how completely out of place he feels in the US. I happened to see it in Fort Lauderdale after September 11th, and the film hit a nerve with everyone who saw it, including the director, who was seeing it in a new light for the first time since 9/11. Ebert was right...take the time to see it.


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