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Septembers of Shiraz (2015)

PG-13 | | Thriller | 24 June 2016 (USA)
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Prior to the Iranian revolution it was a place where people of all religions were allowed to flourish. This is the story of a prosperous Jewish family who abandon everything before they are consumed by the passions of revolutionaries.


Wayne Blair


Hanna Weg (screenplay by), Dalia Sofer (based on the novel by)
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Credited cast:
Salma Hayek ... Farnez
Adrien Brody ... Isaac
Shohreh Aghdashloo ... Habibeh
Gabriella Wright ... Farideh
Alon Aboutboul ... Mohsen (as Alon Moni Aboutboul)
Anthony Azizi ... Mehdi
Nasser Memarzia ... Mansoor
Ben Youcef ... Muezzin
Jamie Ward ... Parviz Amin
Bashar Rahal ... Komiteh Member
Maggie Parto ... Voice Over
Armin Amiri ... Keyvan
Dimitar Ilkov ... Man at the Weding
Liron Levo ... Navid Amin
Velislav Pavlov Velislav Pavlov ... Hossein


Prior to the Iranian revolution it was a place where people of all religions were allowed to flourish. This is the story of a prosperous Jewish family who abandon everything before they are consumed by the passions of revolutionaries.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic content involving interrogation, brutality and disturbing images, and for some partial nudity and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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It's based on the 2007 novel The Septembers of Shiraz by Dalia Sofer. See more »


In several quick scenes of Tehran city,there is a very tall tower that believe must be Tehran International Tower which has been built within 2003-2007, long after revolution. See more »


Title Card: Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there. -Jalal ad-Din Rumi, 13th Century Pesian Mystic
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Finally a Tale of Truth in Hollywood
28 August 2016 | by mypersianheritageSee all my reviews

I find this movies exhilarating , emotional and in the mean time extremely sad, as always Adrian Brody hits his target. I am an Iranian so I can make a perfect connection to this story, it is a tale of exile and forced migration, I had to go through a less severe version of exile myself.

After the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the poor and illiterate that were empowered by the Islamists and mullahs have been given a power to loot, abuse and murder those in minorities,wealthy individuals and those who supported the previous regime. the story still continues till today. illiterate,bigoted Muslim thugs with beards still kidnap , murder, blackmail and ransack as they please. Mullahs still hold power in 21st century and Sharia law is the law of the land.

It is very hard for me or any Iranian who lived before the revolution to even imagine the ciaos brought upon us by these Islamic vermin. I even noticed some of the regime apologist have lowered the rating here in IMDb screaming murder and demanding justice.

This film is incredibly close to really, there was no propaganda involved and even today the same is happening in Iran, when country is taken over by a fascist religious ideology these kind of behaviors are normal. What is abnormal are the regime apologists residing in the west and still defending the undeniable.

The story begins when a prosperous Jewish family living in North Tehran faced with horrors, a self-made business man with his family watches as his country being tore apart by fascist religious bigots. being Jewish and wealthy, his business is ransacked by his own employees and he was arrested for being in touch with Royal Family of Iran, His wife and child are being abused and constantly taunted by the notorious IRGC members.on other side his wife and child waiting for hi at home are being faced with a class indifference and illiterate lower class demanding their rights.

Watching this movie is incredibility put you in touch with revolutionary Iran, it worth every second and it is an incredible accurate of what really happened.

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Release Date:

24 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria

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1.85 : 1
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