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Zanan-e bedun-e mardan (2009)

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Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran's 1953 CIA-backed coup d'état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard garden, where they find independence, solace and companionship.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shabnam Toloui ...
Munis
Pegah Ferydoni ...
Faezeh
Arita Shahrzad ...
Farrokhlagha
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Zarin (as Orsi Toth)
Ahmad Hamed ...
Gardener
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Ali (as Navíd Akhavan)
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Abbas
Essa Zahir ...
Amir Khan
Tahmoures Tehrani ...
General Sadri
Abbas Bakhtiari ...
Singer
Mehdi Moinzadeh ...
Communist Leader
Farhad Payar ...
Leading Officer
Shahrnoush Parsipour ...
Madame Pari
Said Oveissi ...
Hassan
Mithra Zahedi ...
Nahid
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Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran's 1953 CIA-backed coup d'état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard garden, where they find independence, solace and companionship.

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Women Without Men  »

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Opening Weekend:

$14,404 (USA) (9 April 2010)

Gross:

$175,995 (USA) (11 June 2010)
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The bathhouse shown in the movie is in Turkish style and everyone is wearing blue and white clothes while in Iranian bathhouses people usually wear red and black clothes. See more »

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Featured in At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2009 (2009) See more »

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Nocturne No. 21
Written and performed by Alexej Ashkenazy
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Man-aging pretty badly
29 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

More of a visual impressionist than storyteller, Shirin Neshat uses the thread of magic-realism to weave together vignettes of five besieged Iranian women. The film beautifully depicts the early fifties era in Iran, during the Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi coup and rebellion against American-British usurpation. Men fare badly in this feature, with maybe one silent gardener playing a benign male role. Neshat has a gifted eye, so check out the extra features for her detail-rich explanations of film nuancing. AfroPixFlix finds 8 fig-forks for this film-festival feature.Women Without Men (Zanan-e bedun-e mardan) 2009; 91 mins Directors: Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari Writers: Shoja Azari, Shirin Neshat


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