An Iranian family survives the shah and the ayatollah and moves to France. This story follows the family through it all. Despite the politics, revolution, prison, beatings, assassinations and suicides this is a comedy.
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Hibat Tabib and his wife Feresteh live in a small village in the South of Iran. They are young, full of life, idealistic and militate actively for democracy. They are not afraid to rise against two successive despots, the Shah first, and later on the Ayatollah Khomeini. In 1984, they are forced to flee their country with their son. After a long, difficult and dangerous journey they end up reaching France. They settle down in the Île-de-France region where, after a period of adjustment, they manage to integrate into the French social fabric, particularly by getting involved in the local community.Written by
Very nice film in two parts: first, in Iran during the Shah and Khomeini eras, then in the Paris suburbs, in France, in a 'black blanc beur' environment. The film rhymes with tenderness, benevolence and delicacy, behind a light tone. Cherry on the cake: it's funny. The quartet Kheiron, Leila Bekhti, Gerard Darmon and Zabou Breitman is excellent!
Two adorable scenes, among so many others: 1) The official presentation of the future son-in-law to the parents. After a deafening silence, the father tries to initiate a Corleone-like conversation but the mother quickly gets him back on track: irresistible! 2) The silent telephone conversation between the father and his daughter: literally incredible but tenderly moving!
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