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The Fifth Reaction (2003)

Vakonesh panjom (original title)
Fereshteh loses her home and her two sons after her husband's accidental death when Hadj Safdar, her stubborn and powerful father-in-law, forces her to return to her parents. She is faced ... See full summary »

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Fereshteh's Brother
Jamshid Hashempur ...
Haj Safdar
Seyd-Ali Hosseini ...
Majid
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Majid
Niki Karimi ...
Fereshteh
Gohar Kheirandish ...
Zir Madineh
Ahu Kheradmand ...
Farideh
Afarin Obeisi ...
Maryam
Mohamad Reza Sharifinia ...
Hossein
Ladan Tabatabaei ...
Lawyer
Merila Zare'i ...
Taraneh
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Fereshteh loses her home and her two sons after her husband's accidental death when Hadj Safdar, her stubborn and powerful father-in-law, forces her to return to her parents. She is faced with the loss of her visitation rights when Hadj plans to send his grandchildren to live in a remote town. With the help of her circle of women friends she tries to take them beyond his reach, but in a patriarchal society it is hard to find a safe haven. Written by Maple-2

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4 April 2003 (Iran)  »

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Die fünfte Reaktion  »

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27 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why are they subjugated to such a nasty subhuman treatment ? This is an issue which should have been addressed by the director but unfortunately there is no hint of it in the film.

To answer the previous review: I am studying this film in Women Writer's grad class and the film is adhering the the Iranian's government film laws. The Iranian government has a list of rules that film-makers must follow in order to have their films produced. Tahmineh Milani makes the most subversive cries she can against the government without breaking these rules. She is not allowed to directly attack the government so the symbolism is issued through the patriarchal representation. Hadj Safdar represents the Iranian government in the film. Tahmineh Milani is currently on house arrest for the creation of this film.


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