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My Uncle Napoleon 

Daei Jan Napoleon (original title)
An uproarious adoption of a popular novel by Iraj Pezeshkzad set in and around the family compound in early 1940s Tehran, marvelously rich in personality and incident. The title character, ... See full summary »
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Gholamhossein Naghshineh Gholamhossein Naghshineh ...  Daii Jan unknown episodes
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An uproarious adoption of a popular novel by Iraj Pezeshkzad set in and around the family compound in early 1940s Tehran, marvelously rich in personality and incident. The title character, so-called because of his constant invocation of the general, rules over a wonderfully complex extended family. A hilarious series which makes fun of just about everything. Written by Kaaveh

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After the Islamic revolution this TV series was banned in Iran and never been played once again. See more »

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Brilliant picture based on a brilliant novel
2 March 2007 | by shervmanSee all my reviews

Being born in the post revolutionary Iran, I only heard others sing praises on the excellence of this TV Series; only to find out for myself that not only did it live up to the hype, but more.

The powerful portrayal of the delusional Daii Jan Napoleon by the acting guru Gholamhoessein Naghshineh whose every performance is as colorful as any brings forth a feeling unlike any to this point in Iranian cinema.

The supporting cast is a compilation of the best leading actors Iranian movie-making has seen to date. Keshavarz, Sayyad and Karimi are only few of this star studded cast.

Of course the brilliance of Pezeshkzad's writing is unquestionable, and Taghvai brings this masterpiece to life decently. My only complaints are the dubbed nature of the dialog, awful sound effects and the sloppy editing of the movie, which is understandable due to the limited equipment of Iranian Television and Radio in 1976. Nonetheless the entertainment value of the movie is high enough for the audience to ignore these flaws.

Definitely a must-see 9 out of 10.


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Persian

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1976 (Iran) See more »

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Tehran, Iran

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