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Circumstance (2011)

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A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession.

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Maryam Keshavarz
11 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikohl Boosheri ... Atafeh Hakimi
Sarah Kazemy ... Shireen Arshadi
Reza Sixo Safai ... Mehran Hakimi
Soheil Parsa Soheil Parsa ... Firouz Hakimi
Nasrin Pakkho Nasrin Pakkho ... Azar Hakimi
Amir Barghashi Amir Barghashi ... Mohammed Mehdi
Fariborz Daftari Fariborz Daftari ... Shireen's Uncle
Keon Alexander ... Joey (as Keon Mohajeri)
Sina Amedson ... Hossein
Amir Hossein Soleimani Amir Hossein Soleimani ... Payam (as Amir Soleimani)
Siro Fazlian Siro Fazlian ... Shireen's Grandmother
Elie Njeim Elie Njeim ... Club Drug Dealer
Joseph Fadel Joseph Fadel ... Taxi Merci Driver
Milad Hadchiti Milad Hadchiti ... Yusef
Ghina Daou Ghina Daou ... Party Girl
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Storyline

A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession.

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

France | USA | Iran

Language:

Persian | English | French

Release Date:

8 February 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Circunstância See more »

Filming Locations:

Beirut, Lebanon

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,318, 28 August 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$441,404, 20 November 2011
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

Most of the modern cars in the film are extremely rare in Iran. Also, a great percentage of people of Iran drive more classic cars from the 70's and 80's commonly known as Pride and Peykan. See more »

Soundtracks

Zamin Safe
Written by Zedbazi
Performed by Zedbazi
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An Unrealistic Drama
11 December 2011 | by kousha-kSee all my reviews

The first word that comes to my mind for this movie is exaggeration.All the praying and character of "Mehran" and government agents don't make much sense. The director tried to make the city she was filming in like Tehran which was a wrong choice. She tried to focus on faces and removes the attention to background when shooting in city which ruins the depth of the scenes and every single Iranian easily realize that it is not Tehran. Except for "Azar" no other actors or actresses have native accent.The story line is weak and not thoroughly worked. In general, it would be a good idea to show the homosexuals' problems in Iran and discuss it, but it dissolves in exaggerated opinions of director/writer about the whole government issues and forced marriage and specially in captured minds of people (like in 1984). In my opinion, trying to mix these stuff was a bad idea.


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