Iran (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. A Separation (2011)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama

8.3
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95 Metascore

A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini

Votes: 244,531 | Gross: $7.10M

2. A Hero (I) (2021)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama

7.5
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82 Metascore

Rahim is in prison because of a debt he was unable to repay. During a two-day leave, he tries to convince his creditor to withdraw his complaint against the payment of part of the sum. But things don't go as planned.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Amir Jadidi, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Sahar Goldust, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy

Votes: 24,138

3. Children of Heaven (1997)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family, Sport

8.2
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77 Metascore

After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji, Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi, Nafise Jafar-Mohammadi

Votes: 74,796 | Gross: $0.93M

4. Hit the Road (2021)

93 min | Drama

7.3
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90 Metascore

Follows a chaotic, tender family that is on a road trip across a rugged landscape and fussing over the sick dog and getting on each others' nerves. Only the mysterious older brother is quiet.

Director: Panah Panahi | Stars: Pantea Panahiha, Mohammad Hassan Madjooni, Rayan Sarlak, Amin Simiar

Votes: 2,524

5. Leila's Brothers (2022)

165 min | Drama

7.2
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87 Metascore

At the age of 40, Leila has spent her entire life caring for her parents and four brothers. A family that is constantly arguing and under pressure from various debts in the face of ... See full summary »

Director: Saeed Roustayi | Stars: Taraneh Alidoosti, Saeed Poursamimi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Payman Maadi

Votes: 1,053

6. The Salesman (2016)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama

7.7
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85 Metascore

While Ranaa and Emad, a married couple, are participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," she is assaulted in their new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi, Mina Sadati

Votes: 60,665 | Gross: $2.40M

7. Taste of Cherry (1997)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.7
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80 Metascore

An Iranian man drives his car in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari, Safar Ali Moradi

Votes: 31,238 | Gross: $0.31M

8. No Bears (2022)

106 min | Drama

7.1
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86 Metascore

Two parallel love stories in which the partners are thwarted by hidden, inevitable obstacles, the force of superstition, and the mechanics of power.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Naser Hashemi, Reza Heydari, Mina Kavani, Bülent Keser

Votes: 75

9. The Heroes (2008– )

30 min | Animation, Drama, History

9.4
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The moral stories of a group of champions (Pahlevanan) living in Kharazm city in 13th century.

Stars: Ali Hemmat Momivand, Bijan Alimohamadi, Shahrooz Malek Arayi, Siamak Atlassi

Votes: 165,762

10. About Elly (2009)

TV-PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

7.9
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87 Metascore

The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Sajjad Dolati

Votes: 53,667 | Gross: $0.11M

11. 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: 19,947 | Gross: $0.00M

12. World War III (2022)

117 min | Adventure, War

8.7
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After being cast in a movie, a day laborer has to secretly shelter his lover on the set or else risk losing her and all that movie stardom has promised him.

Director: Houman Seyyedi | Stars: Mohsen Tanabandeh, Mahsa Hejazi, Neda Jebraeili, Navid Nosrati

Votes: 98

13. Just 6.5 (2019)

131 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.8
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The police are after a drug lord named Naser Khakzad, but when they finally manage to catch him, he tries whatever he can think of to escape and save his family.

Director: Saeed Roustayi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Farhad Aslani

Votes: 15,542

14. Ballad of a White Cow (2020)

105 min | Drama

7.1
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Mina's life is turned upside down when she learns that her husband was innocent of the crime for which he was executed, so she starts a silent battle against a cynical system for her own and her daughter's sake.

Directors: Maryam Moghadam, Behtash Sanaeeha | Stars: Maryam Moghadam, Alireza Sani Far, Pouria Rahimi Sam, Avin Poor Raoufi

Votes: 1,510

15. 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: 15,194

16. 3 Faces (2018)

100 min | Drama

7.0
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78 Metascore

Three actresses at different stages of their career. One from before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, one popular star of today known throughout the country, and a young girl longing to attend a drama conservatory.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Behnaz Jafari, Jafar Panahi, Marziyeh Rezaei, Maedeh Erteghaei

Votes: 3,995 | Gross: $0.07M

17. Shahrzad (2015–2018)

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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In Iran, Tehran, 1953, Shahrzad and Farhad love each other and intend to get married, but the great mafia Bozorg Agha has decided another fate for them.

Stars: Taraneh Alidoosti, Mostafa Zamani, Shahab Hosseini, Parinaz Izadyar

Votes: 10,057

18. The Rebel (2022)

50 min | Drama

7.5
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Javid is a seventeen-year-old youngster, who has lost his parents years ago and has nobody except his half-sister Atefeh and his love Abra. Javid's life changes after meeting Bahman and his wife Tala.

Stars: Parsa Pirouzfar, Tannaz Tabatabaei, Ali Shadman, Mehdi Hosseinina

Votes: 2,044

19. Subtraction (2022)

107 min | Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A married couple believe they meet their doppelgangers in Tehran.

Director: Mani Haghighi | Stars: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Taraneh Alidoosti, Ali Bagheri, Gilda Vishki

Votes: 41

20. Beyond the Wall (2022)

126 min | Drama

7.5
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The life of a blind man starts to fall apart when a wandering woman enters his life.

Director: Vahid Jalilvand | Stars: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Diana Habibi, Amir Aghaee, Saeed Dakh

Votes: 56

21. Life and a Day (2016)

112 min | Drama

8.2
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Somaieh, the youngest daughter of an indigent family, is getting married and fear is overwhelming each and every member of the family regarding how to overcome their difficulties after she's gone.

Director: Saeed Roustayi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Shabnam Moghadami

Votes: 15,460

22. Turtles Can Fly (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, War

8.0
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85 Metascore

Near the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of an American invasion, refugee children like 13-year-old Kak (Ebrahim), gauge and await their fate.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Soran Ebrahim, Avaz Latif, Saddam Hossein Feysal, Hiresh Feysal Rahman

Votes: 19,788 | Gross: $0.26M

23. Zalava (2021)

93 min | Drama, Horror

6.4
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Investigating reports of demonic possessions in a remote village, a skeptical military officer finds his beliefs tested by an enigmatic exorcist.

Director: Arsalan Amiri | Stars: Navid Pourfaraj, Pouria Rahimi Sam, Hoda Zeinolabedin, Baset Rezaei

Votes: 328

24. Taxi (III) (2015)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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91 Metascore

Banned from making movies by the Iranian government, Jafar Panahi poses as a taxi driver and makes a movie about social challenges in Iran.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Jafar Panahi, Nasrin Sotoudeh

Votes: 15,297 | Gross: $0.32M

25. 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: 8,637 | Gross: $0.04M

26. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

7.4
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86 Metascore

Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Behzad Dorani, Noghre Asadi, Roushan Karam Elmi, Bahman Ghobadi

Votes: 11,120 | Gross: $0.21M

27. A Moment of Innocence (1996)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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70 Metascore

A semi-autobiographical account of Makmahlbaf's experience as a teenager when, as a 17-year-old, he stabbed a policeman at a protest rally. Two decades later, he tracks down the policeman he injured in an attempt to make amends.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Mirhadi Tayebi, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Ali Bakhsi, Ammar Tafti Dehghan

Votes: 3,980 | Gross: $0.04M

28. Ten (2002)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

7.4
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86 Metascore

A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Mania Akbari, Amina Maher, Kamran Adl, Roya Akbari

Votes: 8,051 | Gross: $0.11M

29. And Life Goes On (1992)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Drama

7.9
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A director and his son return to a region damaged by the Guilan earthquake, hoping to find the children who appeared in his film a few years earlier.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Farhad Kheradmand, Buba Bayour, Hossein Rezai, Hocine Rifahi

Votes: 6,262

30. The Color of Paradise (1999)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Family

8.1
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80 Metascore

The story of Mohammed, a blind Iranian boy and his father, Hashem, who is always oscillating between accepting his son as he is and abandoning him, as he represents a burden for him, after the loss of his wife.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Hossein Mahjoub, Mohsen Ramezani, Salameh Feyzi, Farahnaz Safari

Votes: 17,393 | Gross: $1.81M

31. Hussein, Who Said No (2014)

160 min | Drama, History, War

6.6
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The story of Imam Hossein's battle in Karbala, an unfair war which made one the most important effects in Islam history.

Director: Ahmad Reza Darvish | Stars: Arash Aasefi, Farhad Ghaemian, Hassan Pourshirazi, Pouria Poursorkh

Votes: 1,227

32. Fireworks Wednesday (2006)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.7
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84 Metascore

On the last Wednesday before the spring solstice ushers in the Persian New Year, people set off fireworks following an ancient Zoroastrian tradition. Rouhi, spending her first day at a new job, finds herself in the midst of a different kind of fireworks -- a domestic dispute between her new boss and his wife.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Hamid Farrokhnezhad, Hediyeh Tehrani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Pantea Bahram

Votes: 12,434

33. The Lizard (2004)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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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: 20,525

34. The Frog (2020–2021)

Not Rated | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.1
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Ramin plans a robbery on his childhood classmate Noori who has become a mysterious rich man and that's just a beginning of a brutal journey.

Stars: Saber Abar, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Fereshteh Hosseini, Sahar Dolatshahi

Votes: 27,796

35. Chess of the Wind (1976)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.4
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94 Metascore

The first lady of a noble house has died and now there is conflict between the remainders for taking over her inheritance.

Director: Mohammad Reza Aslani | Stars: Fakhri Khorvash, Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Akbar Zanjanpour, Shohreh Aghdashloo

Votes: 1,147

36. Walnut Tree (2020)

100 min | Drama, History, War

7.3
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Qader, a bricklayer from Sardasht in western Iran whose wife is pregnant with her 4th child, suddenly found himself amid a war crime perpetrated by the Saddam regime. On June 28th, 1987 ... See full summary »

Director: Mohammad Hossein Mahdavian | Stars: Payman Maadi, Mina Sadati, Minoo Sharifi, Mehran Modiri

Votes: 1,508

37. Offside (I) (2006)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.3
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85 Metascore

Struggle of Women in a country that excludes them from entering the stadiums.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Sima Mobarak-Shahi, Shayesteh Irani, Ayda Sadeqi, Mohammad Asarian

Votes: 8,075 | Gross: $0.18M

38. The Circle (2000)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.4
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85 Metascore

Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Maryiam Palvin Almani, Nargess Mamizadeh, Mojgan Faramarzi, Elham Saboktakin

Votes: 6,284 | Gross: $0.67M

39. Baran (2001)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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79 Metascore

In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17-year-old Turkish worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. The revelation of Rahmat's secret changes both their lives.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Hossein Abedini, Zahra Bahrami, Mohammad Amir Naji, Hossein Mahjoub

Votes: 8,523 | Gross: $0.13M

40. Jeyran (2022– )

55 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.4
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In the Qajar era 1852, The king of Persia, Naser al-Din Shah Qajar, falls in love with Jeyran, who loves Siavash.

Stars: Parinaz Izadyar, Bahram Radan, Amirhossein Fathi, Mahdi Pakdel

Votes: 1,086

41. Sheeple (2018)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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The story of a gang of drug dealers in the south of Tehran who has sheltered many youngsters and orphans from the streets. Shahin and Shakoor who are brothers are leading the gang but when ... See full summary »

Director: Houman Seyyedi | Stars: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Farhad Aslani, Farid Sajjadi Hosseini, Marjan Ettefaghian

Votes: 6,556

42. Sag Band (2022)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

4.8
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Sagband is a comedy and social film directed by Mehran Ahmadi. This film was the last play of Sirus Gorjestani in cinema. This film is the story of two brothers who get rich illegally after... See full summary »

Director: Mehran Ahmadi | Stars: Sajjad Dolati, Negin Abedzadeh, Negin Abedzadeh, Bahram Afshari

Votes: 73

43. Titi (2020)

103 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A physicist who's about to prove a thesis about the end of the world, meets a wired surrogate mother who wants to deserve humanity and makes a room of her own.

Director: Ida Panahandeh | Stars: Elnaz Shakerdoost, Parsa Pirouzfar, Hootan Shakiba, Amirhossein Aghayarifar

Votes: 256

44. The Song of Sparrows (2008)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Family

7.9
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74 Metascore

When an ostrich-rancher focuses on replacing his daughter's hearing aid, which breaks right before crucial exams, everything changes for a struggling rural family in Iran. Karim motorbikes ... See full summary »

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji, Maryam Akbari, Kamran Dehghan, Hamid Aghazi

Votes: 10,626 | Gross: $0.12M

45. No Date, No Signature (2017)

99 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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71 Metascore

When Dr. Kaveh Nariman, a forensic pathologist, comes to work he encounters a corpse that looks familiar.

Director: Vahid Jalilvand | Stars: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Amir Aghaee, Hediyeh Tehrani, Zakieh Behbahani

Votes: 5,695 | Gross: $0.04M

46. 24 Frames (2017)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

6.8
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77 Metascore

24 Frames is an experimental project made by filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami in the last three years of his life. It is a collection of 24 short four-and-a-half minute films inspired by still images, including paintings and photographs.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Star: Mohamad Ramezani Pour

Votes: 1,988 | Gross: $0.03M

47. Sun Children (2020)

99 min | Drama

7.2
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70 Metascore

12-year-old Ali and his three friends, together they work hard to survive and support their families. In a turn of events that seems miraculous, Ali is entrusted to find hidden treasure underground.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Ali Nassirian, Javad Ezati, Tannaz Tabatabaei, Rouhollah Zamani

Votes: 3,182

48. Party (2022– )

50 min | Comedy

7.5
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There is a wedding hall next to Mr. Tahmasb's new house, to which he has recently moved. So new puppet characters, most of whom are the staff of this wedding hall, are added to his life and figure out interesting events.

Stars: Iraj Tahmasb, Hootan Shakiba, Kazem Sayahi, Amir Adib

Votes: 813

49. When the Moon Was Full (2019)

131 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.8
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In the market Abdolhamid meets Faezeh and falls in love with her. They get marry and begin their life. But after a while Faezeh becomes aware of Abdolhamid's family in Sistan and ... See full summary »

Director: Narges Abyar | Stars: Elnaz Shakerdoost, Hootan Shakiba, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Sajjad Dolati

Votes: 3,616

50. 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: 7,662 | Gross: $0.47M


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