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Before the Revolution (2013)

A documentary thriller describing the last days of the Israeli community in Tehran, on the eve of the Islamic Revolution in 1979. The director, whose family was in Tehran at the time, uses ... See full summary »

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Dan Shadur
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Credited cast:
Ervand Abrahamian Ervand Abrahamian ... Himself
Shaul Bakhash ... Himself
Zahra Eshraghi Zahra Eshraghi ... Herself
Ayatollah Khomeini ... Himself (archive footage)
Bruce Laingen Bruce Laingen ... Himself (archive footage)
John Limbert ... Himself (archive footage)
Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage)
Shadi Sadr Shadi Sadr ... Herself
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A documentary thriller describing the last days of the Israeli community in Tehran, on the eve of the Islamic Revolution in 1979. The director, whose family was in Tehran at the time, uses rare archive materials to illustrate how thousands of Israelis, who enjoyed unusual affinity with the Shah's regime, wake up one morning to find their paradise vanished. Written by Anonymous

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Israel

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Hebrew | English | Persian

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2013 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Lifnei Ha'maafcha See more »

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Tel Aviv, Israel See more »

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Heymann Brothers Films See more »
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excellent movie
20 December 2014 | by iraniannorthamericanSee all my reviews

This movie will give you an excellent realistic as well as artistic idea of what it was like to be in Iran before the revolution. I have to add to it: it gives you an idea what Iranian culture is without religious fanaticism.

if there is one thing I am proud of about being an Iranian is that through out history Iran has has been home to many cultures and races living together in much more peace than maybe anywhere in mid-east or the world for that matter.

this movie shows that many Israeli's today have Iranian roots and its really sad to see that they had to run away like many many other Iranians that didn't fit with the new Islamic government.

I never bought the none-sense that "all" Israelis were in Iran spying.. they were and are very decent hardworking people

Many people like to believe that it was all because of Americans and Israelis etc.. etc.. but the truth is that many Iranians fought long and hard for establishing and supporting monarchy, good or bad.. that is the truth, and when they got support from friends (israel, USA etc) they appreciated that support.

I can honestly say that while Iran had countless problems especially when it came to re-distribution of wealth, but Iran was much better off under the former regime. Today, Iran is basically ruled by a foreign religion that uses extremely ruthless force at will against the people and the violence against people is in magnitude of quantity much much worse than before.


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