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Israfil (2017)

When Mahi's son dies in a car accident, Behrouz who has returned to Iran to sell his properties, attends the funeral. Their old romance catches up while Behrouz has planned to marry Sara and go back to Canada with her.

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Ida Panahandeh
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hediyeh Tehrani ... Mahi
Merila Zare'i ... Taji
Pejman Bazeghi ... Behrouz
Hoda Zeinolabedin Hoda Zeinolabedin ... Sara
Pouria Rahimi Pouria Rahimi ... Ali
Ali Omrani Ali Omrani ... Abbas
Ali Sheidayifar Ali Sheidayifar
Yousef Bakhtiari Yousef Bakhtiari
Soheyla Razavi Soheyla Razavi ... Iran
Soudabeh Jafarzadeh Soudabeh Jafarzadeh
Farimah Hoseinipour Farimah Hoseinipour
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When Mahi's son dies in a car accident, Behrouz who has returned to Iran to sell his properties, attends the funeral. Their old romance catches up while Behrouz has planned to marry Sara and go back to Canada with her.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

14 February 2018 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

esrafil See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Ida Panahandeh's 2nd feature film. See more »

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An unremarkable adaptation of a novel
9 May 2018 | by kalilaxSee all my reviews

To me, this is a failed adaptation of Naomi Alderman's novel: Disobedience! Since I saw both movies over a short span of time, so comparison was inevitable. Trying hard to make this a possibility in the current atmosphere of Iran, the plot seems to have lost the major essence of the original story. Successfully going from lesbian love in the Jewish faith to heterosexual love in a Muslim context, especially one with the unfair limitations imposed by the Iranian government, takes a lot of writing and directing skills. I think Ida Panahandeh has a long way to go before she's there, but still, this is an admirable start...


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