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Beautiful City (2004)

Shahr-e ziba (original title)
In Islamic Iran, how much is a woman worth in comparison with a man, and who pays the difference? This film is tale of vengeance, labyrinthine judicial procedure & the concept of "blood money."

Director:

Asghar Farhadi

Writer:

Asghar Farhadi
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Cast

Credited cast:
Taraneh Alidoosti ... Firoozeh
Faramarz Gharibian ... Abolqasem Rahmati
Babak Ansari Babak Ansari ... A'la
Hossein Farzi-Zad Hossein Farzi-Zad ... Akbar (as Hossein Farzi-Zadeh)
Farhad Ghaemian Farhad Ghaemian ... Mr. Ghafouri
Ahu Kheradmand Ahu Kheradmand ... Abolqasem's Wife
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hooshang Heyhavand Hooshang Heyhavand ... Kiosk owner
Mehran Mahram Mehran Mahram ... Clergyman
Aylar Valapour Aylar Valapour ... Somayeh
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Storyline

Directed by multi-award winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, 'Beautiful City' is a cinematic gem not to be missed. Akbar has just turned eighteen. He has been held in a rehabilitation centre for committing murder at the age of sixteen when he was condemned to death. Legally speaking, he had to reach the age of eighteen so that the conviction could be carried out. Now, Akbar is transferred to prison to await the day of his execution. A'la, a friend of Akbar, who himself has undergone imprisonment for burglary, soon after his release tries desperately to gain the consent of Akbar's plaintiff so as to stop the execution. 'Beautiful City' is a simple film about the power of forgiveness. Written by IMVBox.com

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Drama

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Asghar Farhadi's 2nd feature film. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Ghafouri: You have to make the decision.
A'la: I can't. That's why I'm here.
Mr. Ghafouri: Does his sister love you ?
A'la: A lot.
Mr. Ghafouri: Can you forget her ?
A'la: No.
Mr. Ghafouri: Marry her then.
A'la: What about Akbar then ?
Mr. Ghafouri: Do you know why Akbar killed that girl ?
A'la: He loved her. How can you kill someone you love ?
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an extremely engaging tale of Love and Vengeance
20 February 2021 | by hadi-sh6990See all my reviews

I really love the tale because in this story you cannot confidently judge which character is rightful.

P.S: "Shahr-e-ziba" Which's been translated to "Beautiful City" is a neighborhood in western Tehran in which the prison of -18 poisoners is located.


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Official Sites:

IMVBox.com | sourehcinema

Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

9 June 2004 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

The Beautiful City See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

Company Credits

Production Co:

Neshane See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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