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I Am Nasrine (2012)

When you change where you are do you change who you are? I Am Nasrine is an intimate journey of self-discovery and ultimately reveals the unfolding of a soul. Set in modern day Tehran, and ... See full summary »


Tina Gharavi


Tina Gharavi (story & script)
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 nominations. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Micsha Sadeghi Micsha Sadeghi ... Nasrine
Shiraz Haq ... Ali
Christian Coulson ... Tommy
Nicole Halls Nicole Halls ... Nicole
Steven Hooper Steven Hooper ... Leigh Hall
Darren Palmer Darren Palmer ... Neighbour
Katherine Henderson Katherine Henderson ... Immigration Solicitor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amir Boutrous ... Amir
Dennis Hewitt Dennis Hewitt ... Police Officer
John McMahon John McMahon ... Waggon Driver
Hadi Shokrollahy Hadi Shokrollahy ... Himself


When you change where you are do you change who you are? I Am Nasrine is an intimate journey of self-discovery and ultimately reveals the unfolding of a soul. Set in modern day Tehran, and the UK, the film follows the paths of Nasrine and Ali, sister and brother in a comfortable, middle class Iranian home. When Nasrine has a run-in with the police, the punishment is more than she bargained for. At her father's bidding, Nasrine and Ali set out for the UK, torn about leaving behind their home and all that they know, embarking on a reluctant exile. Still, for Nasrine, there is undeniable excitement about the prospect of starting a new life in the West, and an eagerness for its promise of new freedoms. Arriving in Britain, their fate and their future are far from certain. Nasrine is quick to settle into her new life, making friends, forming bonds, including Nichole from the gypsy/travelers community. All the while her brother Ali struggles with the realities of life in the UK and his ... Written by Production Office

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A film about love, finding oneself and the eternal search for home.





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English | Persian

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17 June 2013 (UK) See more »

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Ali in Wonderland See more »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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Fantastic: what film should be
5 March 2013 | by eleanor-625-912019See all my reviews

Fantastic. This is the story of Ali and Nasrine coming to the UK and building a life for themselves. This is what film should be. Finally saw the film after following it for a while and it blew me away. I cried my eyes out. I could not recommend this enough. See it. Saw it at the local cinema and so much echoed of my own experience. This is a film with real soul and depth. If you get a chance go and see it. This should be taught in all schools everywhere. This is not a film that you will regret seeing. Apparently I need to write 10 lines! All I want to say is: See it! See it! See it!!! See it!!!See it!!!See it!!!See it!!!See it!!!See it!!!

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