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Zanan-e bedun-e mardan (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama | 12 March 2010 (Italy)
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Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran's 1953 CIA-backed coup d'état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard garden, where they find independence, solace and companionship.

Writers:

Shoja Azari, Shirin Neshat (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
7 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shabnam Toloui Shabnam Toloui ... Munis
Pegah Ferydoni ... Faezeh
Arita Shahrzad Arita Shahrzad ... Farrokhlagha
Orsolya Tóth ... Zarin (as Orsi Toth)
Ahmad Hamed Ahmad Hamed ... Gardener
Navid Navid ... Ali (as Navíd Akhavan)
Bijan Daneshmand ... Abbas
Essa Zahir ... Amir Khan
Tahmoures Tehrani Tahmoures Tehrani ... General Sadri
Abbas Bakhtiari Abbas Bakhtiari ... Singer
Mehdi Moinzadeh Mehdi Moinzadeh ... Communist Leader
Farhad Payar ... Leading Officer
Shahrnoush Parsipour Shahrnoush Parsipour ... Madame Pari
Said Oveissi Said Oveissi ... Hassan
Mithra Zahedi Mithra Zahedi ... Nahid
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Against the tumultuous backdrop of Iran's 1953 CIA-backed coup d'état, the destinies of four women converge in a beautiful orchard garden, where they find independence, solace and companionship.

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Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Hungary]

Country:

Germany | Austria | France | Italy | Ukraine | Morocco

Language:

Persian | English

Release Date:

12 March 2010 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Women Without Men See more »

Filming Locations:

Casablanca, Morocco

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,404, 11 April 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$175,995, 13 June 2010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The bathhouse shown in the movie is in Turkish style and everyone is wearing blue and white clothes while in Iranian bathhouses people usually wear red and black clothes. See more »

Connections

References Mogambo (1953) See more »

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Shahanshi
Written by Lieutenant N. Moghadam
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Shirin Neshat in the best way possible combined politics with a love story.
2 June 2012 | by shahryarbhSee all my reviews

Great story, being a Persian, I always heard about the Coup but I could never picture how was it like living at that time, and Shirin Neshat in the best way possible combined it with a love story. Munes wants to be knowledgeable about social and sexual matters (in the film she wants to be a political activist); Faezeh is a traditional Muslim woman who wants a good marriage; Zarin Kolah is a prostitute dreaming of a better future, and Farok-Lagha is a wealthy woman determined to become an influential figure on the political scene. All four end up in a house with a garden in a Tehran suburb, striving for a future that was not granted to them. Gardens are popular in the middle East and especially in Iran, where a garden is a metaphor for paradise.


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