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This is great mindless fun. Don't expect an intelligent satire, just relax and enjoy! The jokes might mean nothing, but they made me laugh from the beginning to the end. My favorite part is the fortune teller woman reading someone's palm and using it as a tracking device. Although the jokes might not follow a rhyme or reason, they do poke fun at several aspects of daily life in Iran that deserve ridicule. I think the Iranian viewers would particularly enjoy it, but non-Iranian viewers would also find plenty to laugh at, and a new perspective on the crazy side of the Iranian society. The movie nicely bridges the rich and the poor sides of the city, bringing the internal tensions of the society to the surface.
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