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.
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
First movie, first hit ! Great and simple in its way
I'm not really into french movies in general (even if i'm french).
They are kind like excessive in their styles. Comedy are often "too much", serious movies are like real life you'll to watch (dramatic and boring) but THIS MOVIE have a really good balance.
Kheiron (the director) is known for his stand up performance and also for playing in the successful mini series : "Bref"
I wasn't expecting much of it but a friend of mine advised me to give it a try. (saw it in a airplane)
The story is set in Iran during dictatorship (i don't know or care much about geopolitics). With fun and seriousness, Kheiron introduce characters and their history that leads them to move from Iran to France. This is really a story about french "actual" population and their multicultural background (roots of the 2nd generations of migrants). All the parents have their stories and all sort of background that children don't even know much about it.
Kheiron by this movie is giving consistency to his roots and by extent to a lots of people that relate to this kind of family history.
All say, the movie is entertaining, funny and dramatic all at once. And i hope that it will have the success that it deserve.
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