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Circumstance (2011)

R  |   |  Drama  |  8 February 2012 (France)
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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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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 ...
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Joey
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Payam (as Amir Soleimani)
Siro Fazlian ...
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Elie Njeim ...
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Joseph Fadel ...
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Milad Hadchiti ...
Yusef
Ghina Daou ...
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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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$43,318 (USA) (26 August 2011)

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$439,958 (USA) (11 November 2011)
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a movie about Iranian circumstances or a movie about some teenagers!
18 February 2012 | by (Islamic Republic of Iran) – See all my reviews

This film could be a good movie if the film crew knew more about the new generation, specially the girls in Iran. As an Iranian I couldn't believe the main characters. in comparison I can say that the character and performing of Shaun Toub in Crash(2004) and Ben Kingsley in House of sand and fog(2003) that both are non-Iranian, were more believable as Iranian than them. they cannot behave like an Iranian because they don't live in Iran and most of them have never been to Iran(according to IMDb).So each of them is completely performing as a teenager that has been growing in a different culture other than Iran. the film location and its elements are totally nonsense and different with Iran and what is important is that the audience who are familiar with Iranian culture and Iran can easily feel this differences. the Brother personality is very rare among Iranian youth and his behavior is overstated. in nutshell it is not about Iranian circumstances but it is about circumstances which can be related to an Iranian family who live in a foreign country but they think they should still consider some circumstances.


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