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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

In the beginning there is a dancer and a girl watching the dancer. The first time the watcher appears, she is smoking a cigarette and it's almost half smoked, the second time she appears the cigarette seems to be just started. See more »

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Party
Written by Zedbazi
Performed by Zedbazi
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A luscious, sensual, sexy drama about friendship & love...under tough circumstances
6 May 2011 | by farshidkSee all my reviews

Circumstance is a beautiful, luscious, sensual and sexually charged drama, done masterfully and tastefully. It is a visual film, but it is also blessed with witty dialogs and good music. It deals with common and real youth and family issues in Iran, and potentially in other countries...Circumstance is about two liberated, free-spirited 16 year old high school girls, the wild and rebellious Atafeh and Shireen. They are best friends and seem together all the time. They go to underground Tehran parties, flirt with boys, experiment with sex and drugs, and often get in trouble. At times they daydream of a better life away from Iran together. But they are more than just friends...

Please see my full review at http://parstimeout.com/2011/05/film-circumstance/.


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