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Donya (2003)

Donya is a young, attractive single woman who has just returned to Tehran from abroad. She seeks the help of Hadji Reza Enayat, the conservative and stern owner of a real estate agency, to ... See full summary »

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Ali Rooyintan (draft), Farhad Tohidi
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hediyeh Tehrani ... Donya Shadab
Mohamad Reza Sharifinia ... Reza Enayat
Gohar Kheirandish Gohar Kheirandish ... Reza's wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Farajollah Golsefidi Farajollah Golsefidi ... Naser
Soroosh Goodarzi Soroosh Goodarzi ... Mohsen
Elham Hamidi Elham Hamidi ... Shadi
Majid Moshiri Majid Moshiri
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Donya is a young, attractive single woman who has just returned to Tehran from abroad. She seeks the help of Hadji Reza Enayat, the conservative and stern owner of a real estate agency, to look for a house. We sense that she has an ulterior motive but that motive will not surface until the end of the movie. She puts on the charm and Hadji falls head over heels in love with her and proposes marriage despite being already married to a loving and pious wife. Awkward and funny situations develop as he tries to keep his affair secret from his family. Written by Anonymous

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

February 2003 (Iran) See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Production Co:

Payam Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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A successful classic Iranian comedy
22 December 2008 | by mahdokht1364See all my reviews

Donya is one of those few well directed comedies of Iran cinema, also well written and well acted. Although it is required to mention that Hedye Tehrani played the most important role in this success, the actress who for sure is the only superstar of Iran cinema, of course not the best. And at the other hand Sharifinia seems to be great in acting in such roles! Haji's newly stirred passions including updating his clothing style, cutting his hair, and sending his wife and family on a vacation to get them out of the way is a lot of fun.

It could be a good idea to show the movie in international film festivals,as that might be a lot of fun for the foreigners to watch the relationship between a very conservative religious married man and a modern single woman.


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