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Pardehe Akhar (1991)

| Crime, Drama, Mystery
"Gaslight" as Farsi farce. Kamran and Moluk, middle-aged siblings, live penniless in the family's Tehran mansion, selling furniture to pay expenses. Their brother, who owns the house, has ... See full summary »
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Farimah Farjami ...
Foroogh
Dariush Arjmand ...
Kamran Mirza
Niku Kheradmand ...
Molook
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shahin Alizadeh
Jamshid Hashempur
Gholam-Hossein Lotfi
Hossein Mahjoub
Lorik Minassian
Mahaya Petrossian
Saeed Poursamimi
Morteza Zarrabi
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"Gaslight" as Farsi farce. Kamran and Moluk, middle-aged siblings, live penniless in the family's Tehran mansion, selling furniture to pay expenses. Their brother, who owns the house, has died suddenly, and his widow, Forugh, is coming from the provinces to visit. Kamran writes an elaborate script and hires a troupe of five actors to be the household servants. The purpose of the charade, which will seem real to Forugh, is to drive her mad, perhaps to suicide, so that Kamran and Moluk can inherit the house. The play is elaborate, Forugh is fooled and terrified, and the police can't substantiate her wild claims. She appears insane to them. All is headed for the mysterious last act. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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An Important Iranian Film
27 March 2006 | by (Islamic Republic of Iran) – See all my reviews

When this film was presented, in Iranian Fajr festival of film, it obtained many awards. I think it nominated on 10 subject, and obtained many of them. All actors presented very good performances ( leading and supporting roles), especially Nikoo Kheradmand that was her first movie.

The story begins when a woman come to her dead husband's home, and she started to find some information about her husband's (daeth or killing!). The movie has a complex story, and complexity increases. At the end, you will find a shock and you will think about the complexity after watching.

But in spite of these achievements, the movie (in that time) did not find good success in box office in Iran.


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