8.0/10
4,837
1 user 9 critic

The Glass Agency (1998)

Ajans-E Shisheh-I (original title)
The Glass Agency is the story of a war veteran living in post war Iran. It depicts veterans who are suffering from social problems after the war. Society does not understand them and the ... See full summary »

Director:

Ebrahim Hatamikia
Reviews
5 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Adventure | Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

During the war with Iraq, an absurd set of events has an Iranian documentary cinematographer seemingly unable to get out of a dangerous project documenting the war.

Director: Kamal Tabrizi
Stars: Parviz Parastui, Mahmud Azizi, Shohreh Lorestani
Bodyguard (2016)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A government bodyguard protects a politician from a suicide bomber, and then begins to question his dedication to his job.

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia
Stars: Parviz Parastui, Merila Zare'i, Babak Hamidian
The Lizard (2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

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
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Saeed who is suffering from injuries that he received in the Iran-Iraq War, is sent to Germany for treatments. In Germany, he meets his sister and her German husband. Saeed and his sister ... See full summary »

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia
Stars: Ali Dehkordi, Homa Rusta, Hans Noiman
Che (2014)
Biography | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

An overview of the two-day doctor Mostafa Chamran life (commander of the Iran-Iraq War, who was educated in America and was expert in guerrilla warfare) this film about Defense for peace in the Paveh (city in Iran).

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia
Stars: Fariborz Arabnia, Saeed Rad, Merila Zare'i
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

This movie is about a strict girls high school whose faculties are all female. After the maternity leave of a chemistry teacher, the principal has to bent the rules for the presence of a male teacher in the girls high school.

Director: Rambod Javan
Stars: Reza Attaran, Vishka Asayesh, Pegah Ahangarani
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The story is about the terrorism of People's Mujahedin of Iran group in 1981. After the dismissal of president Bani-Sadr by the Iranian parliament the tensions became high. The terrorist ... See full summary »

Director: Mohammad Hossein Mahdavian
Stars: Javad Ezati, Mehrdad Sedighian, Hadi Hejazifar
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

What appears to be a grand love story turns sour when parents-to-be discover that their unborn child will likely be born with serious birth defects, as a result of the mother's exposure to ... See full summary »

Director: Rasool Mollagholi Poor
Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Hosein Yari, Jamshid Hashempur
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A newly released prisoner and an ostensibly rich youth become aware of the place of the Russian Tsar's long lost treasure by a twist of fate.

Director: Behruz Afkhami
Stars: Peyman Ghassemkhani, Mohsen Tanabandeh, Bahareh Rahnama
Santuri (2007)
Drama | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Not being able to work because of the religious country's prejudice against music, a talented Santour player has to deal with poverty, addiction and the absence of his ex-wife.

Director: Dariush Mehrjui
Stars: Bahram Radan, Golshifteh Farahani, Masoud Rayegany
Tala va mes (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A Tehran mullah-in-training struggles to take care of his ailing wife and their children in this profoundly moving melodrama. A film of near-universal appeal, it puts a human face on Iran's... See full summary »

Director: Homayoun Assadian
Stars: Negar Javaherian, Behrouz Shoaybi, Javad Ezati
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

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
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Parviz Parastui ... Haj Kazem
Reza Kianian ... Salahshoor
Habib Rezaei ... Abbas Heydari
Qhasem Zare Qhasem Zare ... Ahmad Kuhi
Bita Baadraan Bita Baadraan ... Narges
Asghar Naghizadeh Asghar Naghizadeh ... Asghar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mehrdad Falahatger Mehrdad Falahatger ... Major Namvar
Farshid Zareie Fard Farshid Zareie Fard ... Agency's Manager
Mohammad Hatami Mohammad Hatami ... Haji Firouz
Hossein Mirzaei Hossein Mirzaei
Nasrin Nakisa Nasrin Nakisa ... Fatemeh
Sadegh Safai Sadegh Safai ... Dr. Bahman
Behrouz Shoaybi Behrouz Shoaybi ... Salman (as Behrooz Shoeibi)
Nahal Taromi Nahal Taromi
Afsaneh Vafaii Afsaneh Vafaii
Edit

Storyline

The Glass Agency is the story of a war veteran living in post war Iran. It depicts veterans who are suffering from social problems after the war. Society does not understand them and the standard social norms are not in harmony with their personalities. Written by Jerome

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

How far a man is willing to go to save his friend's life? See more »


Edit

Details

Official Sites:

sourehcinema

Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

1998 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

The Glass Agency See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This movie was filmed in exact order of the script. Not one scene was filmed before or after its time on the script. See more »

Quotes

Haj Kazem: The smoke of these motorcycles will suffocate me and
[Abbas]
Haj Kazem: .
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Dog Day Afternoon Iranian style !
7 March 1999 | by Doc AliSee all my reviews

This movie is one of the most successful (domestically), and controversial, Iranian films of the recent years. It is also a prime example of movies which do very well in Iran but cannot find an audience abroad. Its director, Hatami Kia, makes movies which deal exlusively with the issue of war and its after effects. The glass agency's theme and structure closely resember that of Sidney Lumet's Dog Day Afternoon. A Gulf war veteran, frustrated in his attempts to convince the government agencies to send another veteran from his former unit to London for urgent surgery, takes the people in a travel agency as hostages and demands a plane to take his former comrade to UK. The issues tackled in this film are almost unique to Iran unlike films by say, Kiarostami whose films deal with universal issues. The Glass Agency is, however, brilliantly directed, boasting several outstanding performances and a haunting music score (which closely resembles that of Kielowski's Blue). Worth watching


35 of 42 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching



Recently Viewed