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Leila (1997)

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 »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Leila Hatami ... Leila, the Wife
Ali Mosaffa ... Reza, the Husband
Jamileh Sheikhi ... Reza's Mother
Mohamad Reza Sharifinia ... Leila's Uncle
Turan Mehrzad Turan Mehrzad ... Leila's Mother
Amir Pievar Amir Pievar ... Reza's Father
Shaghayegh Farahani Shaghayegh Farahani ... Second Wife
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Storyline

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 authoritative mother starts wheedling Leila to persuade Reza into second marriage for the sake of having a grandchild. Leila accepts at first but is unaware of her own strain threshold. Written by Hossein sr

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The tragedy of a love torn apart by each partner's overeagerness to please the other.

Genres:

Drama | Family | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

IMVBox.com | sourehcinema

Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

6 December 2017 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Лейла See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,294, 16 May 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$50,133, 15 August 1999
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Farabi Cinema Foundation See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Leila: God has not given me a child. Instead He has given me the gift of eternal patience and endurance.
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Featured in Shabhaye roshan (2003) See more »

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Brilliant, heartbreaking
22 September 2001 | by shayokSee all my reviews

Most Iranian movies I've seen so far seem to deal with simple emotions among poor people (e.g. boy looking for friend's house in the next village to return notebook). Leila's characters, freed from the struggle for survival, display a full range of human emotions and complexities. Brilliantly acted, scripted, edited.


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