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A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Atafeh Hakimi
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Shireen Arshadi
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Mehran Hakimi
Soheil Parsa ...
Firouz Hakimi
Nasrin Pakkho ...
Azar Hakimi
Amir Barghashi ...
Mohammed Mehdi
Fariborz Daftari ...
Shireen's Uncle
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Joey (as Keon Mohajeri)
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Amir Hossein Soleimani ...
Payam (as Amir Soleimani)
Siro Fazlian ...
Shireen's Grandmother
Elie Njeim ...
Club Drug Dealer
Joseph Fadel ...
Taxi Merci Driver
Milad Hadchiti ...
Yusef
Ghina Daou ...
Party Girl
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A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession.

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Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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8 February 2012 (France)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$43,318 (USA) (26 August 2011)

Gross:

$439,958 (USA) (11 November 2011)
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When Mehran stops to pray at the side of the road, he holds his hands like Shiites and his foot like Sunnis. See more »

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Written by Zedbazi
Performed by Zedbazi
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A luscious, sensual, sexy drama about friendship & love...under tough circumstances
6 May 2011 | by (San Francisco Bay Area, United States) – See all my reviews

Circumstance is a beautiful, luscious, sensual and sexually charged drama, done masterfully and tastefully. It is a visual film, but it is also blessed with witty dialogs and good music. It deals with common and real youth and family issues in Iran, and potentially in other countries...Circumstance is about two liberated, free-spirited 16 year old high school girls, the wild and rebellious Atafeh and Shireen. They are best friends and seem together all the time. They go to underground Tehran parties, flirt with boys, experiment with sex and drugs, and often get in trouble. At times they daydream of a better life away from Iran together. But they are more than just friends...

Please see my full review at http://parstimeout.com/2011/05/film-circumstance/.


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