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The Tenants (1987)

Ejareh-Nesheenha (original title)
| Comedy, Drama | 1987 (Iran)
The tenants of a rundown building on the outskirts of Tehran with no legal heir face major housing problems to deal with: major repairs and threat of eviction by greedy building manager who wants to own the building.

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Credited cast:
... Qandy
... Abbas
Manouchehr Hamedi ... Baaqery
Ali Naghi Kani
Safar Kashkooli
Ferdous Kaviani
Farhad Khanmohammadi
... Abbas's Mother
Rahman Moghaddam
Iraj Rad ... Mr. Tavassoli
Reza Rooygari
Manizheh Salimi ... Mrs. Tavassoli
Hossein Sarshar ... Saadi
Shapoor Shahidi
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Set almost entirely in a residential building on the outskirts of Tehran, a number of tenants encounter a series of problems with their homes. The owner of the building Abbas, however, is careless, refusing to maintain the property. What begins as a few leaks and cracks here and there escalates into a matter of life and death as the tenants struggle to deal with setback after setback. Things are complicated further by a dispute regarding the building's heir, engineered in part by the conniving Quolam. A dramatic portrayal of domestic chaos. Written by IMVBox.com

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Wittily observed and quirky romance that's sweet
26 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

Ejareh-Nesheenha or the tenants, is a smart comedy set in the 1980's Tehran (the capital city of Iran) and narrates the tale of very unlike people with their own unusual habits and quirks, and one similar interest; their apartment. Ejareh-Nesheenha is a really cool family movie and overall this is a surprisingly sweet film that took me by surprise and was sweetly charming and lovely without falling into cliché - it was different and quirky in a refreshingly enjoyable way. If you are familiar with Iranian movies so you would instantly know that Ejareh-Nesheenha is the funniest movie that was made after the revolution in Iran since now and indeed it benefits from an acclaimed director and cast. So once again if you want to have a good family fun watch this movie and I guarantee that you will not be disappointed.

cheers.


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