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Leila (1997)

Not Rated | | Drama, Family, Romance | 6 December 2017 (France)
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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Dariush Mehrjui
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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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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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Features Doctor Zhivago (1965) See more »

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Stunningly beautiful Leila
13 September 2003 | by movie_to_tearsSee all my reviews

I watched this movie recently and although the movie itself lacks punch, it does give one a good glimpse of upper middle-class society in Iran. The greatest drawback in the movie, IMO, is the lack of emotion in the main characters. Not once does the husband touch Leila's hand or have any physical contact with her even when they are in private. Although this was probably because of censorship issues, it does make the relationship look very artificial. The highlight of the movie for me was the extraordinarily beautiful face of Leila. It was such a joy watching this stunning Iranian face that I missed the subtitles whenever she spoke! What a pity we can't see her in less modest clothes in a Hollywood movie!


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