With Farabi Cinema Foundation (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. The Passion of the Christ (2004)

R | 127 min | Drama

7.2
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47 Metascore

Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern, Christo Jivkov

Votes: 230,567 | Gross: $370.78M

2. Close-Up (1990)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.2
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The true story of Hossain Sabzian, a cinephile who impersonated the director Mohsen Makhmalbaf to convince a family they would star in his so-called new film.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Hossain Sabzian, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Abolfazl Ahankhah, Mehrdad Ahankhah

Votes: 19,508 | Gross: $0.00M

3. Where Is the Friend's House? (1987)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Family

8.1
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8 year old Ahmed has mistakenly taken his friend Mohammad's notebook. He wants to return it, or else his friend will be expelled from school. Determinedly, the conscientious boy sets out to find Mohammad's home in the neighbouring village.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Babek Ahmed Poor, Ahmed Ahmed Poor, Khodabakhsh Defaei, Iran Outari

Votes: 14,699

4. Through the Olive Trees (1994)

G | 103 min | Drama

7.7
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A depiction of the off-screen relationship between the actors who play the newlyweds in the film And Life Goes On (1992).

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Farhad Kheradmand, Zarifeh Shiva, Hossein Rezai

Votes: 8,462 | Gross: $0.04M

5. The Lizard (2004)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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A recently jailed petty thief disguises as a Mullah and succeeds in escaping; but has to stay in the Mullah' role longer than he expected to.

Director: Kamal Tabrizi | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Bahram Ebrahimi, Shahrokh Foroutanian, Farideh Sepah Mansour

Votes: 20,105

6. The White Balloon (1995)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Family

7.6
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Several people try to help a little girl to find the money her mom gave her to buy a goldfish with.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Aida Mohammadkhani, Mohsen Kafili, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Anna Borkowska

Votes: 7,547 | Gross: $0.47M

7. Bab'Aziz: The Prince That Contemplated His Soul (2005)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

7.5
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The story of a blind dervish Bab'Aziz and his spirited granddaughter, Ishtar, together they wander the desert in search of a great reunion of dervishes that takes place just once every thirty years.

Director: Nacer Khemir | Stars: Parviz Shahinkhou, Maryam Hamid, Golshifteh Farahani, Mohamed Grayaâ

Votes: 3,473

8. Bal (2010)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

7.1
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70 Metascore

The quiet life of a boy and his family is endangered when his father does not return home from his work collecting honey in the forest.

Director: Semih Kaplanoglu | Stars: Bora Altas, Erdal Besikçioglu, Tülin Özen, Ayse Altay

Votes: 7,140

9. The Cow (1969)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

7.9
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An old villager deeply in love with his cow goes to the capital for a while. While he's there, the cow dies and now the villagers are afraid of his possible reaction to it when he returns.

Director: Dariush Mehrjui | Stars: Ezzatolah Entezami, Mahin Shahabi, Ali Nassirian, Jamshid Mashayekhi

Votes: 7,277

10. The Kingdom of Solomon (2010)

110 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.1
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Solomon, Prophet and the King, has asked God to give him an ideal kingdom which has never been given to anybody before. He is told to prepare himself and his subjects with evil and unearthly creatures that haunt the men.

Director: Shahriar Bahrani | Stars: Amin Zendegani, Mahmood Pakniat, Elham Hamidi, Hossein Mahjoub

Votes: 4,612

11. A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, War

7.7
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78 Metascore

Young Iranian Kurdish siblings try to save the youngest of them, who is seriously ill.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Ayoub Ahmadi, Rojin Younessi, Amaneh Ekhtiar-dini, Madi Ekhtiar-dini

Votes: 8,327 | Gross: $0.70M

12. M for Mother (2006)

PG | 113 min | Drama

7.5
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What appears to be a grand love story turns sour when parents-to-be discover that their unborn child will likely be born with serious birth defects, as a result of the mother's exposure to ... See full summary »

Director: Rasool Mollagholi Poor | Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Hosein Yari, Jamshid Hashempur, Mohammad-Ali Shadman

Votes: 5,326

13. The Glass Agency (1998)

114 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.8
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The Glass Agency is the story of a war veteran living in post war Iran. It depicts veterans who are suffering from social problems after the war. Society does not understand them and the ... See full summary »

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Reza Kianian, Habib Rezaei, Qasem Zare

Votes: 6,895

14. Leila (1997)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.5
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Leila and Reza meet in a kind of celebration and fall for each other. Having discovered their love, they get married soon only to find out the infertility of Leila. That's when Reza's ... See full summary »

Director: Dariush Mehrjui | Stars: Leila Hatami, Ali Mosaffa, Jamileh Sheikhi, Mohamad Reza Sharifinia

Votes: 3,755 | Gross: $0.05M

15. Breath (2016)

112 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.4
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Breath is about an Iranian family who lives in Iran. It tells the story of Bahar, who is living with her father, Ghafour and Grandmother during the 70s.She is living in her childish and surreal world, filled with their dreams and fantasies.

Director: Narges Abyar | Stars: Mehran Ahmadi, Pantea Panahiha, Siamak Safari, Gelare Abasi

Votes: 1,614

16. Hush! Girls Don't Scream (2013)

106 min | Drama

6.9
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Shirin is supposed to get married in a couple of hours, but she unexpectedly murders a man. The cause of the crime, rooted in her nightmarish childhood, unravels gradually and the real question emerges: Who is the REAL criminal?

Director: Pouran Derakhshandeh | Stars: Tannaz Tabatabaei, Merila Zare'i, Babak Hamidian, Shahab Hosseini

Votes: 4,864

17. Che (2014)

125 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.0
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An overview of the two-day doctor Mostafa Chamran life (commander of the Iran-Iraq War, who was educated in America and was expert in guerrilla warfare) this film about Defense for peace in the Paveh (city in Iran).

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Stars: Fariborz Arabnia, Saeed Rad, Merila Zare'i, Babak Hamidian

Votes: 2,827

18. Drowning in Holy Water (2020)

81 min | Drama

5.6
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A young Afghan couple is trying to leave Afghanistan and to exile to Europe from Afghanistan in a hope to find a better life. To execute this plan, they first illegally arrive in Iran by ... See full summary »

Director: Navid Mahmoudi | Stars: Matin Heydarinia, Sadaf Asgari, Ali Shadman, Neda Jebraeili

Votes: 212

19. A Tale of Love (2015)

90 min | Drama, War

6.6
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During the imposed war to Iran, Saddam attacks Halabja, a city in Iraqi Kurdistan. After chemical bombardment of Halabja, an Iranian war photographer is the first man to enter the city. There he meets a woman and a tale of love begins.

Director: Ahmad Ramezanzadeh | Stars: Shwan Attoof, Bahram Radan, Shilan Rhamani, Javad Safaee

Votes: 33

20. Snowman (1995)

109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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A Iranian man (Akbar Abdi) stuck in Turkey, desperately wants to get a VISA to go to America. He starts dressing up as a woman in hopes of marrying an American man to get American citizenship, but he starts having doubts and...

Director: Davood Mir-Bagheri | Stars: Akbar Abdi, Dariush Arjmand, Parviz Parastui, Azita Hajian

Votes: 2,226

21. Midday Event: Trace of Blood (2019)

130 min | Action, Drama, History

6.3
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Before the war between Iran and Iraq ends the Iranians find that Mojahedin's members are spying on them and are about to do an operation against Iran. They send two special agents to ... See full summary »

Director: Mohammad Hossein Mahdavian | Stars: Javad Ezati, Hadi Hejazifar, Behnoosh Tabatabaei, Mohsen Kiayee

Votes: 1,690

22. I'm Taraneh, 15 (2002)

110 min | Drama

7.1
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64 Metascore

Fifteen year old Taraneh, whose widowed father is in jail, refuses the unwanted attentions of carpet salesman Amir - until Amir's mother talks Taraneh into accepting Amir's marriage ... See full summary »

Director: Rasoul Sadrameli | Stars: Taraneh Alidoosti, Negar Javaherian, Hossein Mahjoub, Mahtab Nasirpour

Votes: 3,527

23. The Father (1996)

91 min | Drama

7.4
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Mehrollah is a 14-year-old boy who is forced to find a job to support his family after his father dies. He travels to the southern parts of Iran, looking for work. Upon his return to his hometown, he notices certain changes in his family.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Hossein Abedini, Mohammad Kasebi, Parivash Nazarieh, Hassan Sadeghi

Votes: 1,583

24. Gholamreza Takhti (2019)

105 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.8
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The story of life of Gholam Reza Takhti from his childhood till adulthood, his matches and finally his death.

Director: Bahram Tavakoli | Stars: Alireza Goudarzi, Mahoor Alvand, Behnoosh Tabatabaei, Farhad Aeesh

Votes: 1,911

25. The Runner (1984)

94 min | Drama

7.7
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After enrolling in a school, an impoverished boy finds conflict with his classmates and decides to compete to earn their respect.

Director: Amir Naderi | Stars: Madjid Niroumand, Abbas Nazeri, Musa Torkizadeh

Votes: 2,020

26. A Man without a Shadow (2019)

85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

4.0
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A movie maker experiences in real life the similar events he made a movie about.

Director: Alireza Raisian | Stars: Leila Hatami, Ali Mosaffa, Farhad Aslani, Amir Aghaee

Votes: 336

27. Major (2021)

104 min | Drama

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Add a Plot

Director: Ehsan Abdipur | Stars: Hamid Farrokhnezhad, Akbar Odood, Iraj Saghiri, Arash Maleki

Votes: 8

28. Sara (1993)

102 min | Drama

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Sara is the perfect young housewife, eager to serve. When husband Hessam requires an expensive emergency operation abroad, it is she who get the funds. For the next three years, it is Sara,... See full summary »

Director: Dariush Mehrjui | Stars: Niki Karimi, Yassamin Maleknasr, Khosro Shakibai, Amin Tarokh

Votes: 655

29. Midday Adventures (2017)

111 min | Action, Drama, History

6.7
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The story is about the terrorism of People's Mujahedin of Iran group in 1981. After the dismissal of president Bani-Sadr by the Iranian parliament the tensions became high. The terrorist ... See full summary »

Director: Mohammad Hossein Mahdavian | Stars: Javad Ezati, Mahdi Pakdel, Linda Kiani, Amir Bay

Votes: 3,131

30. Persian Carpet (2007)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary

7.7
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Persian Carpet is an omnibus film produced by Iran's National Carpet Center and Farabi Cinema Foundation where 15 renowned Iranian directors contributed films on the subject of Persian ... See full summary »

Directors: Behruz Afkhami, Rakhshan Banietemad, Bahram Beyzaie, Seifollah Dad, Bahman Farmanara, Mohamad Reza Honarmand, Abbas Kiarostami, Majid Majidi, Dariush Mehrjui, Reza Mirkarimi, Jafar Panahi, Mojtaba Raie, Khosrow Sinai, Kamal Tabrizi, Nooreddin Zarrin Kelk | Stars: Ramzali Dadvar, Sadegh Damyar, Hossein Eskandari, Yoones Farzaneh

Votes: 144

31. Daughter (2016)

103 min | Drama

6.0
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A young girl leaves her hometown in south of Iran for a half day trip without permission of her strict father to attend a close friend's goodbye party. In her way back home hazy weather changes all she had planned.

Director: Reza Mirkarimi | Stars: Farhad Aslani, Merila Zare'i, Mahoor Alvand, Shahrokh Foroutanian

Votes: 1,175

32. Travellers (1992)

90 min | Drama

7.4
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A young woman's wedding becomes a ritual of mourning when her sister and family die in an auto accident on the way to the wedding. The sisters' mother refuses to accept her daughter's death... See full summary »

Director: Bahram Beyzaie | Stars: Mozhdeh Shamsai, Homa Rusta, Jamileh Sheikhi, Niku Kheradmand

Votes: 1,120

33. Azar (2017)

83 min | Drama

4.8
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A woman whose husband in jail is trying hardly to manage the cafe restaurant she has opened with her husband. She also tries to compromise to get her husband released but things are not going as she is planning to.

Director: Mohammad Hamzei | Stars: Niki Karimi, Hamid Reza Azarang, Houman Seyyedi, Farid Sajjadi Hosseini

Votes: 276

34. Maybe Some Other Time (1988)

159 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.1
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Mr. Modabber who is a dubber see his wife Kian sitting in a car of a stranger in one scene of a documentary he is been dubbing. With the help of the director and the editor of the ... See full summary »

Director: Bahram Beyzaie | Stars: Susan Taslimi, Dariush Farhang, Simin Ansari, Siamak Atlassi

Votes: 701

35. Trapped (2013)

103 min | Drama, Thriller

6.4
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This fascinating moral thriller is centered on the bristling relationship between two very different young women in contemporary Tehran. Moving to the city for her studies and desperate for... See full summary »

Director: Parviz Shahbazi | Stars: Nazanin Bayati, Pegah Ahangarani, Behrang Alavi, Ahmad Mehranfar

Votes: 1,062

36. Symphony No. 9 (2019)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.3
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A surgeon starts a journey to fulfill her husband's last wish.

Director: Mohamad Reza Honarmand | Stars: Hamid Farrokhnezhad, Sareh Bayat, Mohammad Reza Forutan, Mehrdad Sedighian

Votes: 346

37. City of Mice (1986)

92 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.3
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Probably the most famous puppet show for children and all ages. Mice who have to leave their school and immigrate because of a wild cat who wants to eat them up. Eventually the mice defeat the cat and go back to their home.

Directors: Marzieh Boroomand, Mohammad-Ali Talebi | Stars: Adel Bezdoudeh, Nima Fallah, Hamid Jebeli, Fariba Jeddikar

Votes: 1,446

38. Leily Is with Me (1996)

95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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During the war with Iraq, an absurd set of events has an Iranian documentary cinematographer seemingly unable to get out of a dangerous project documenting the war.

Director: Kamal Tabrizi | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Mahmud Azizi, Shohreh Lorestani, Sahereh Matin

Votes: 4,785

39. Squad of Girls (2022)

Drama, War

6.9
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In the midst of the Iraqi invasion of Khorramshahr and the lack of weapons and ammunition, a number of women form a group to reach the army fortress and bring weapons and ammunition into the city from there.

Director: Monir Gheidi | Stars: Niki Karimi, Pantea Panahiha, Fereshteh Hosseini, Hoda Zeinolabedin

Votes: 17

40. Leaf of Life (2017)

88 min | Drama

5.8
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The story of a documentary filmmaker who wants to make a film about the dangers facing the growth of Saffron in Iran.

Director: Ebrahim Mokhtari | Stars: Saeed Poursamimi, Mehdi Ahmadi, Maryam Moghadam, Mohammadreza Farzad

Votes: 55

41. Iron Island (2005)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.2
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74 Metascore

Some poor people in the Southern coasts of Iran do not have any place to live, and thus, they reside on an old, abandoned ship in the sea. Captain Nemat, their chief, tries to persuade the ... See full summary »

Director: Mohammad Rasoulof | Stars: Ali Nassirian, Hossein Farzi-Zad, Neda Pakdaman, Didar Razzaghi Shirazi

Votes: 852 | Gross: $0.02M

42. A Heart for an Eye (2018)

80 min | Drama

5.8
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In the movie, 'One kilo and twenty one grams' three families from three different levels of society are involved in an accident the ignorance of the families that are unintentionally formed and the right of innocent children is taken away.

Director: Rahim Toofan | Stars: Saeed Aghakhani, Leila Zare, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Anahita Afshar

Votes: 101

43. The Fateful Day (1995)

105 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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As Abdollah prepares to get married to his long-time love, he hears calls for help during his wedding and leaves the ceremony for an adventure to find the truth.

Director: Shahram Assadi | Stars: Ali Reza Shoja'noori, Ladan Mostofi, Jamshid Mashayekhi, Hamid Abdolmaleki

Votes: 623

44. The Queen (2012)

Not Rated | 104 min | Action, Drama, War

6.5
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During the war between Iran and Iraq, a scout (Milad Keymaram), in the Abadan Oil Refinery, tries to reveal geographical coordinates of Iraqi soldiers' ambushes for Iranian army forces to ... See full summary »

Director: Mohammad Ali Bashe Ahangar | Stars: Hossein Ahangar, Hamid Reza Azarang, Hooman Barghnavard, Homayoun Ershadi

Votes: 199

45. Pari (1995)

115 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Haunted by a book found in her dead brother's room, Pari wanders around to find answers for a meaningful life.

Director: Dariush Mehrjui | Stars: Niki Karimi, Khosro Shakibai, Ali Mosaffa, Turan Mehrzad

Votes: 869

46. The Key (1987)

76 min | Drama

7.0
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A young boy is locked into his apartment when his mother goes out and must care for his baby brother and cope with various domestic catastrophes while his grandmother and a neighbor try to locate his mother or the key to the apartment.

Director: Ebrahim Forouzesh | Stars: Amir Mohammad Pourhassan, Mahnaz Ansarian, Abbas Jafari, Emad Taheri

Votes: 270

47. Villa Dwellers (2017)

95 min | Drama, War

6.0
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Vilaeiha is the story of the families of the Iranian army leaders in 1986. Aziz is a 50 years old woman who enters the Villas complex with her grand children. Elyas is a driver who when ... See full summary »

Director: Monir Gheidi | Stars: Tannaz Tabatabaei, Parinaz Izadyar, Soraya Ghasemi, Saber Abar

Votes: 694

48. The Deserted Station (2002)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

6.6
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75 Metascore

On a pilgrimage to Mashad from Tehran, a couple's transportation breaks down, far from any major town. The husband, a photographer, seeks help at a nearby village and encounters a teacher ... See full summary »

Director: Alireza Raisian | Stars: Leila Hatami, Nezam Manouchehri, Mehran Rajabi, Mahmood Pakniat

Votes: 612 | Gross: $0.02M

49. Superstar (2009)

103 min | Drama

6.0
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An arrogant movie star's life drastically changes when a teenage girl shows up.

Director: Tahmineh Milani | Stars: Shahab Hosseini, Fataneh Malekmohamadi, Leila Zare, Afsaneh Bayegan

Votes: 3,322

50. Mina's Choice (2016)

102 min | Action, Drama, Romance

4.6
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Mehran and Mina are a happy couple but face a problem when Mina is absorbed toward a terrorist group Monafeghin. Mehran who is a reporter becomes suspicious of her when a chemical bomb is dropped over the place in which she is studying.

Director: Kamal Tabrizi | Stars: Milad Keymaram, Mina Sadati, Shahrokh Foroutanian, Siamak Safari

Votes: 377


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