Feature Film, Persian (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: 231,780 | Gross: $7.10M

2. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

7.0
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81 Metascore

In the Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a place that reeks of death and loneliness, the townspeople are unaware they are being stalked by a lonesome vampire.

Director: Ana Lily Amirpour | Stars: Sheila Vand, Arash Marandi, Marshall Manesh, Mozhan Marnò

Votes: 33,324

3. A Hero (2021)

127 min | Drama, Thriller

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, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Sarina Farhadi

4. Children of Heaven (1997)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family, Sport

8.3
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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: 70,149 | Gross: $0.93M

5. The Salesman (2016)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama

7.7
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85 Metascore

While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.

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

Votes: 56,111 | Gross: $2.40M

6. Darbareye Elly (2009)

TV-PG | 119 min | Drama, Mystery

8.0
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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, Merila Zare'i

Votes: 49,945 | Gross: $0.11M

7. Under the Shadow (2016)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.9
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83 Metascore

As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

Director: Babak Anvari | Stars: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Arash Marandi

Votes: 25,996 | Gross: $0.03M

8. The Night (II) (2020)

105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.5
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68 Metascore

An Iranian couple living in the US become trapped inside a hotel when insidious events force them to face the secrets that have come between them, in a night that never ends.

Director: Kourosh Ahari | Stars: Shahab Hosseini, Niousha Noor, Leah Oganyan, George Maguire

Votes: 2,129

9. Taste of Cherry (1997)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.8
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80 Metascore

An Iranian man drives his truck 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: 27,190 | Gross: $0.31M

10. 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, Roohollah Zamani

Votes: 1,854

11. Just 6.5 (2019)

131 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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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: 11,118

12. There Is No Evil (2020)

151 min | Drama

7.4
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83 Metascore

The four stories that are variations on the crucial themes of moral strength and the death penalty that ask to what extent individual freedom can be expressed under a despotic regime and its seemingly inescapable threats.

Director: Mohammad Rasoulof | Stars: Baran Rasoulof, Zhila Shahi, Mahtab Servati, Mohammad Seddighimehr

Votes: 2,771

13. Close-Up (1990)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.3
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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: 17,907 | Gross: $0.00M

14. 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: 12,651

15. The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)

R | 114 min | Drama

8.0
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50 Metascore

A desperate woman asks for a meeting with a journalist to disclose the cruel and inhumane punishment of her niece.

Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jim Caviezel, Mozhan Marnò, Navid Negahban

Votes: 19,881 | Gross: $0.66M

16. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

7.5
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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: 9,984 | Gross: $0.21M

17. Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015)

162 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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The events, trials and tribulations of the city of Makkah in 7th century AD.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mahdi Pakdel, Sareh Bayat, Mina Sadati, Ali Reza Shoja'noori

Votes: 9,253

18. Through the Olive Trees (1994)

G | 103 min | Drama

7.8
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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: 7,516 | Gross: $0.04M

19. 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: 12,543

20. Pari (2020)

101 min | Drama

7.0
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The search of an Iranian mother, Pari, for her missing son in Athens will force her on a journey to the dark corners of the city as well as the hidden depth of her own self.

Director: Siamak Etemadi | Stars: Melika Foroutan, Shahbaz Noshir, Sofia Kokkali, Argyris Pandazaras

Votes: 400

21. Drown (2020)

120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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A film of a woman swimming in a pool is distributed through the internet. Now her husband and her brother are after finding the one who is responsible for that and taking revenge on him.

Director: Mohammad Kart | Stars: Javad Ezati, Tannaz Tabatabaei, Amir Aghaee, Pantea Bahram

Votes: 2,493

22. The Color of Paradise (1999)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Family

8.2
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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: 16,677 | Gross: $1.81M

23. 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: 5,371

24. 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: 16,578

25. The Patience Stone (2012)

R | 102 min | Drama, War

6.9
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64 Metascore

In a war ridden country a woman watches over the husband reduced to a vegetable state by a bullet in the neck, abandoned by Jihad companions and brothers. One day, the woman decides to say things to him she could never have done before.

Director: Atiq Rahimi | Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Hamid Djavadan, Hassina Burgan, Massi Mrowat

Votes: 5,019 | Gross: $0.15M

26. Hit the Road (2021)

93 min | Drama

7.6
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100 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: Hassan Madjooni, Pantea Panahiha, Rayan Sarlak, Amin Simiar

Votes: 52

27. Circumstance (2011)

R | 107 min | Drama

5.8
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65 Metascore

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

Director: Maryam Keshavarz | Stars: Sarah Kazemy, Nikohl Boosheri, Reza Sixo Safai, Soheil Parsa

Votes: 7,526 | Gross: $0.44M

28. 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 Farokhnezhad, Hediyeh Tehrani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Pantea Bahram

Votes: 11,141

29. Kandahar (2001)

Not Rated | 81 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.8
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76 Metascore

After an Afghanistan-born woman who lives in Canada receives a letter from her suicidal sister, she takes a perilous journey through Afghanistan to try to find her.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Nelofer Pazira, Hassan Tantai, Ike Ogut, Sadou Teymouri

Votes: 6,690 | Gross: $0.02M

30. Tehran Taboo (2017)

Not Rated | 96 min | Animation, Drama

7.1
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74 Metascore

In their desperate search for freedom and happiness, four young people from Tehran, Iran are forced to break the taboos of a restrictive, islamic society.

Director: Ali Soozandeh | Stars: Jasmina Ali, Hasan Ali Mete, Zahra Amir Ebrahimi, Milinko Ametovic Beganovic

Votes: 3,992 | Gross: $0.07M

31. 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, Amin Maher, Kamran Adl, Roya Akbari

Votes: 7,391 | Gross: $0.11M

32. 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: 3,625 | Gross: $0.04M

33. Taxi (III) (2015)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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91 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 14,502 | Gross: $0.32M

34. Walnut Tree (2020)

100 min | Drama, History, War

6.9
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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: 286

35. Yalda, a Night for Forgivness (2019)

89 min | Drama

6.3
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69 Metascore

Maryam is a young woman who is accused of murdering her husband and is sentenced to death. In the Yalda night they bring her to a live TV show so that Mona who is the only daughter of the ... See full summary »

Director: Massoud Bakhshi | Stars: Sadaf Asgari, Behnaz Jafari, Babak Karimi, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy

Votes: 528

36. Chess of the Wind (1976)

93 min | Drama

7.3
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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: 398

37. The Warden (2019)

87 min | Drama, History, Mystery

7.4
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A prison is about to be evacuated to make room for an airport expansion project. Major Jahed and his officers are busy transferring all inmates to the new facility, but one inmate is missing.

Director: Nima Javidi | Stars: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Setareh Pesyani, Mani Haghighi

Votes: 5,204

38. 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: 118

39. When the Moon Was Full (2019)

131 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

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 Shakerdust, Hootan Shakiba, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Pedram Sharifi

Votes: 2,326

40. Mitra (2021)

107 min | Drama

7.4
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37 years after her daughter was executed in Iran, Haleh finds the woman who betrayed her. The traitor, now a loving mother herself and just arrived in the Netherlands, does not recognize ... See full summary »

Director: Kaweh Modiri | Stars: Jasmin Tabatabai, Mohsen Namjoo, Shabnam Toloui, Avin Manshadi

Votes: 55

41. Damascus Under Fire (2018)

113 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.4
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Two Iranian pilots are in a special mission to save the people of a small Syrian city who are surrounded by the terrorists. But they have to face many challenges before manage to accomplish their mission.

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Stars: Babak Hamidian, Hadi Hejazifar, Pierre Dagher, Layth Al-Mufti

Votes: 2,170

42. Sheeple (2018)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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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: 5,370

43. 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: 4,954 | Gross: $0.04M

44. House of Paper (2017)

99 min | Drama

4.7
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A famous journalist who was out of job for a few years after being arrested, is living with his only daughter in Iran . She is also a journalist. Death of a writer returns an old love from ... See full summary »

Director: Mehdi Sabbaghzadeh | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Tina Pakravan, Setareh Eskandari, Alireza Kamali

Votes: 143

45. Drunk on Love (2021)

Drama, History, Romance | Post-production

Story of Rumi, his friendship with Shams Tabrizi, the love he had for him and the great influence of Shams over him in his life, his poetry and his love for God.

Director: Hassan Fathi | Stars: Parsa Pirouzfar, Shahab Hosseini, Selma Ergeç, Hesam Manzour

46. The Cow (1969)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

8.0
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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: 6,814

47. 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: 7,758 | Gross: $0.18M

48. Son-Mother (2019)

102 min | Drama

7.2
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A widow who works tirelessly at a failing factory in sanctions-gripped Iran receives a marriage proposal that could mean financial security, but could also tear her family apart.

Director: Mahnaz Mohammadi | Stars: Raha Khodayari, Mahan Nasiri, Reza Behbudi, Maryam Boubani

Votes: 226

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

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

7.6
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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: 3,295

50. Any Day Now (2020)

82 min | Drama

6.2
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A story of an Iranian refugee family in Finland waiting for the decision of whether or not they'll be granted an official asylum status. The story is loosely based on the childhood experiences of the director.

Director: Hamy Ramezan | Stars: Shahab Hosseini, Aran-Sina Keshvari, Shabnam Ghorbani, Kimiya Eskandari

Votes: 267


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