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1. Argo (2012)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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86 Metascore

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1979.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Alan Arkin

Votes: 585,717 | Gross: $136.03M

2. American Assassin (2017)

R | 111 min | Action, Thriller

6.2
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45 Metascore

After the death of his girlfriend at the hands of terrorists, Mitch Rapp is drawn into the world of counterterrorism, mentored by tough-as-nails former U.S. Navy S.E.A.L. Stan Hurley.

Director: Michael Cuesta | Stars: Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Lathan, Taylor Kitsch

Votes: 75,618 | Gross: $36.25M

3. A Separation (2011)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama

8.3
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95 Metascore

A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini

Votes: 228,687 | Gross: $7.10M

4. Body of Lies (2008)

R | 128 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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57 Metascore

A CIA agent on the ground in Jordan hunts down a powerful terrorist leader while being caught between the unclear intentions of his American supervisors and Jordan Intelligence.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani

Votes: 217,987 | Gross: $39.39M

5. Jarhead (2005)

R | 125 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.0
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58 Metascore

A psychological study of a soldier's state of mind during the Gulf War. Told through the eyes of a U.S. Marine sniper who struggles to cope with boredom, a sense of isolation, and other issues back home.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black, Scott MacDonald

Votes: 179,654 | Gross: $62.66M

6. A Man Called Ove (2015)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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70 Metascore

Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.

Director: Hannes Holm | Stars: Rolf Lassgård, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg, Ida Engvoll

Votes: 50,037 | Gross: $3.36M

7. Oklahoma! (1955)

G | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.1
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74 Metascore

In Oklahoma, several farmers, cowboys and a traveling salesman compete for the romantic favors of various local ladies.

Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Gordon MacRae, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson, Charlotte Greenwood

Votes: 11,856

8. House of Sand and Fog (2003)

R | 126 min | Crime, Drama

7.5
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71 Metascore

An abandoned wife is evicted from her house and starts a tragic conflict with her house's new owners.

Director: Vadim Perelman | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley, Ron Eldard, Frances Fisher

Votes: 66,446 | Gross: $13.01M

9. Children of Heaven (1997)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family, Sport

8.3
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77 Metascore

After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji, Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi, Nafise Jafar-Mohammadi

Votes: 68,564 | Gross: $0.93M

10. Syriana (2005)

R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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76 Metascore

A politically charged epic about the state of the oil industry in the hands of those personally involved in and affected by it.

Director: Stephen Gaghan | Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet, Kayvan Novak

Votes: 127,416 | Gross: $50.82M

11. Under the Shadow (2016)

PG-13 | 84 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

6.9
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83 Metascore

As a mother and daughter struggle to cope with the terrors of the post-revolution, war-torn Tehran of the 1980s, a mysterious evil begins to haunt their home.

Director: Babak Anvari | Stars: Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Arash Marandi

Votes: 25,555 | Gross: $0.03M

12. Into the Night (1985)

R | 115 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.5
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41 Metascore

After discovering that his wife is cheating on him, an insomniac aerospace engineer accidentally meets, and tries to help, a beautiful model on the run from some extremely dangerous people.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stacey Pickren, Carmen Argenziano

Votes: 11,615 | Gross: $7.56M

13. The Frog (2020–2021)

Not Rated | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Ramin plans a robbery on his childhood classmate Noori who has become a mysterious rich man and that's just a beginning of a brutal journey.

Stars: Saber Abar, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Fereshteh Hosseini, Sahar Dolatshahi

Votes: 16,042

14. Crossing Over (2009)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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38 Metascore

Crossing Over is about illegal aliens of many nationalities in the Los Angeles area and the authorities and individuals dealing with them.

Director: Wayne Kramer | Stars: Harrison Ford, Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta, Jim Sturgess

Votes: 22,992 | Gross: $0.45M

15. The Extra Man (2010)

R | 108 min | Comedy

5.8
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56 Metascore

A man who escorts wealthy widows in New York's Upper East Side takes a young aspiring playwright under his wing.

Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini | Stars: Kevin Kline, Paul Dano, Katie Holmes, Marian Seldes

Votes: 4,891 | Gross: $0.45M

16. Just 6.5 (2019)

131 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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The police are after a drug lord named Naser Khakzad, but when they finally manage to catch him, he tries whatever he can think of to escape and save his family.

Director: Saeed Roustayi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Farhad Aslani

Votes: 10,011

17. Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)

R | 103 min | Comedy

6.2
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82 Metascore

A rich but troubled family find their lives altered by the arrival of a vagrant who tries to drown himself in their swimming pool.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Nick Nolte, Bette Midler, Richard Dreyfuss, Little Richard

Votes: 17,607 | Gross: $62.13M

18. Shahrzad (2015–2018)

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.1
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In Iran, Tehran, 1953, Shahrzad and Farhad love each other and intend to get married, but the great mafia Bozorg Agha has decided another fate for them.

Stars: Taraneh Alidoosti, Mostafa Zamani, Shahab Hosseini, Parinaz Izadyar

Votes: 7,205

19. Fireworks Wednesday (2006)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.7
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84 Metascore

On the last Wednesday before the spring solstice ushers in the Persian New Year, people set off fireworks following an ancient Zoroastrian tradition. Rouhi, spending her first day at a new job, finds herself in the midst of a different kind of fireworks -- a domestic dispute between her new boss and his wife.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Hamid Farokhnezhad, Hediyeh Tehrani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Pantea Bahram

Votes: 10,865

20. The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)

R | 114 min | Drama

8.0
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50 Metascore

A desperate woman asks for a meeting with a journalist to disclose the cruel and inhumane punishment of her niece.

Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jim Caviezel, Mozhan Marnò, Navid Negahban

Votes: 19,617 | Gross: $0.66M

21. A Mighty Heart (2007)

R | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.6
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74 Metascore

Mariane Pearl embarks on a frantic search to locate her journalist husband, Daniel, when he goes missing in Pakistan.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Dan Futterman, Irrfan Khan, Archie Panjabi

Votes: 27,099 | Gross: $9.18M

22. Beautiful City (2004)

98 min | Drama

7.7
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69 Metascore

In Islamic Iran, how much is a woman worth in comparison with a man, and who pays the difference? This film is tale of vengeance, labyrinthine judicial procedure & the concept of "blood money."

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Taraneh Alidoosti, Faramarz Gharibian, Babak Ansari, Hossein Farzi-Zad

Votes: 5,183

23. The Lizard (2004)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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A recently jailed petty thief disguises as a Mullah and succeeds in escaping; but has to stay in the Mullah' role longer than he expected to.

Director: Kamal Tabrizi | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Bahram Ebrahimi, Shahrokh Foroutanian, Farideh Sepah Mansour

Votes: 15,952

24. Rhino Season (2012)

88 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.4
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66 Metascore

Kurdish-Iranian poet Sahel has just been released from a thirty-year prison sentence in Iran. Now the one thing keeping him going is the thought of finding his wife, who thinks him dead for over twenty years.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Behrouz Vossoughi, Monica Bellucci, Yilmaz Erdogan, Caner Cindoruk

Votes: 6,437

25. Frontera (2014)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Thriller, Western

6.6
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58 Metascore

A former Arizona sheriff's wife is killed while riding on their ranch property. It would appear a Mexican man illegally crossing into the US is at fault. As the former and the current sheriff search for answers, lives are changed forever.

Director: Michael Berry | Stars: Ed Harris, Eva Longoria, Michael Peña, Amy Madigan

Votes: 7,600 | Gross: $0.06M

26. Circumstance (2011)

R | 107 min | Drama

5.8
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65 Metascore

A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession.

Director: Maryam Keshavarz | Stars: Sarah Kazemy, Nikohl Boosheri, Reza Sixo Safai, Soheil Parsa

Votes: 7,443 | Gross: $0.44M

27. As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)

TV-G | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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At the end of WW2, a German POW doing hard labor in the Soviet Gulag escapes from his Siberian camp to return to Germany but he's pursued by a Soviet NKVD officer.

Director: Hardy Martins | Stars: Bernhard Bettermann, Iris Böhm, Anatoliy Kotenyov, Michael Mendl

Votes: 7,115

28. Esther (1999 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.8
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The Bible story of Esther starring Louise Lombard, F. Murray Abraham and Jurgen Prochnow.

Director: Raffaele Mertes | Stars: Louise Lombard, F. Murray Abraham, Jürgen Prochnow, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 1,214

29. The Hitman (1991)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

5.4
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A Cop goes undercover as a Hitman to bring down a criminal organization.

Director: Aaron Norris | Stars: Chuck Norris, Michael Parks, Al Waxman, Alberta Watson

Votes: 3,748 | Gross: $4.65M

30. The Song of Sparrows (2008)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Family

7.9
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74 Metascore

When an ostrich-rancher focuses on replacing his daughter's hearing aid, which breaks right before crucial exams, everything changes for a struggling rural family in Iran. Karim motorbikes ... See full summary »

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji, Maryam Akbari, Kamran Dehghan, Hamid Aghazi

Votes: 9,929 | Gross: $0.12M

31. The Warden (2019)

87 min | Drama, History, Mystery

7.5
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A prison is about to be evacuated to make room for an airport expansion project. Major Jahed and his officers are busy transferring all inmates to the new facility, but one inmate is missing.

Director: Nima Javidi | Stars: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Setareh Pesyani, Mani Haghighi

Votes: 4,848

32. The White Balloon (1995)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Family

7.7
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Several people try to help a little girl to find the money her mom gave her to buy a goldfish with.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Aida Mohammadkhani, Mohsen Kafili, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Anna Borkowska

Votes: 6,916 | Gross: $0.47M

33. The Taste of Others (2000)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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78 Metascore

The lives of 6 people over 35 in Rouen, France, and their relationship to each other.

Director: Agnès Jaoui | Stars: Anne Alvaro, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Alain Chabat, Agnès Jaoui

Votes: 9,454 | Gross: $0.64M

34. Beyond Paradise (II) (2015)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Romance

5.7
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Haunted by a tragic past, Shahrzad, a stunning music student, flees her homeland and ends up in an estranged marriage in Los Angeles, where her piano teacher's lover sparks a passion in her that threatens to destroy everything.

Director: J.J. Alani | Stars: Spencer Grammer, Daphne Zuniga, Ryan Guzman, Francia Raisa

Votes: 381

35. Offside (I) (2006)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.3
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85 Metascore

Struggle of Women in a country that excludes them from entering the stadiums.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Sima Mobarak-Shahi, Shayesteh Irani, Ayda Sadeqi, Mohammad Asarian

Votes: 7,643 | Gross: $0.18M

36. Baran (2001)

PG | 94 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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79 Metascore

In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17-year-old Turkish worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. The revelation of Rahmat's secret changes both their lives.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Hossein Abedini, Zahra Bahrami, Mohammad Amir Naji, Hossein Mahjoub

Votes: 8,061 | Gross: $0.13M

37. Low Heights (2002)

115 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.3
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A domestic Iranian flight is taken hostage by a man Ghasem who is a refugee of war and has financial problems. He will go any distance for his family and wants to find a better place for living.

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Stars: Hamid Farokhnezhad, Leila Hatami, Gohar Kheirandish, Amir Aghaee

Votes: 3,437

38. WrestleMania X-Seven (2001 TV Special)

TV-14 | 225 min | Action, Sport

9.1
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The Rock defends the WWF Championship against "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. The Hardy Boyz, The Dudley Boyz, and Edge and Christian battle it out in a TLC match for the WWF Tag Team ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Steve Austin, Adam Copeland, Jay Reso

Votes: 2,166

39. The Circle (2000)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.4
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85 Metascore

Various women struggle to function in the oppressively sexist society of contemporary Iran.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Maryiam Palvin Almani, Nargess Mamizadeh, Mojgan Faramarzi, Elham Saboktakin

Votes: 5,899 | Gross: $0.67M

40. WrestleMania III (1987 TV Special)

TV-PG | 180 min | Action, Sport

8.0
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Hulk Hogan goes up against André the Giant for the WWF World Championship, while Randy 'Macho Man' Savage battles Ricky Steamboat for the Intercontinental Championship at the Pontiac Silverdome in Detroit.

Director: Kerwin Silfies | Stars: Hulk Hogan, André the Giant, Randy Savage, Richard Blood

Votes: 1,395

41. Whoopi (2003–2004)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
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A faded singer decides to reopen her hotel's lounge.

Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Wren T. Brown, Elizabeth Regen, Omid Djalili

Votes: 612

42. A Moment of Innocence (1996)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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70 Metascore

A semi-autobiographical account of Makmahlbaf's experience as a teenager when, as a 17-year-old, he stabbed a policeman at a protest rally. Two decades later, he tracks down the policeman he injured in an attempt to make amends.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Mirhadi Tayebi, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Ali Bakhsi, Ammar Tafti Dehghan

Votes: 3,537 | Gross: $0.04M

43. Esther and the King (1960)

Approved | 109 min | Biography, Drama, History

5.5
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Two decades before she would gain fame and some fortune as Alexis Carrington on Dynasty (1981), Dame Joan Collins starred as Esther in this melodramatic, routine Biblical story. The setting... See full summary »

Directors: Raoul Walsh, Mario Bava | Stars: Joan Collins, Richard Egan, Denis O'Dea, Sergio Fantoni

Votes: 666

44. Mankan (2019– )

55 min | Drama, Romance

4.7
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Great and deep loves have always had great and terrible enemies. Kaveh and Hamta have started a romantic relationship, but many problems cause them to face challenges along the way.

Stars: Amirhossein Arman, Nazanin Bayati, Merila Zare'i, Farzad Farzin

Votes: 842

45. Aurora (I) (2019)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Aurora, a commitment-phobic party animal, meets Iranian Darian one night at a hot-dog stand in Lapland. Darian is running from death and Aurora is running from love. They need each other in order to finally stop running.

Director: Miia Tervo | Stars: Mimosa Willamo, Amir Escandari, Elá Yildirim, Oona Airola

Votes: 1,348

46. This Is Not a Film (2011)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.4
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90 Metascore

It's been months since Jafar Panahi, stuck in jail, has been awaiting a verdict by the appeals court. By depicting a day in his life, Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb try to portray the deprivations looming in contemporary Iranian cinema.

Directors: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Jafar Panahi | Stars: Jafar Panahi, Igi, Mrs. Gheirat, Mojtaba Mirtahmasb

Votes: 5,027 | Gross: $0.08M

47. WrestleMania I (1985 TV Special)

TV-PG | 114 min | Action, Sport

6.8
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WWE ushered in a new era when WrestleMania took over "The World's Most Famous Arena" Madison Square Garden in New York. The star-studded affair - featuring Hulk Hogan and TV sensation Mr. T... See full summary »

Director: Jack Simon | Stars: Hulk Hogan, Mr. T, Roddy Piper, Paul Orndorff

Votes: 1,278

48. Battle in Outer Space (1959)

90 min | Action, Sci-Fi

5.7
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The nations of the Earth unite in a common cause to fight off an invader from outer space.

Director: Ishirô Honda | Stars: Ryô Ikebe, Kyôko Anzai, Minoru Takada, Koreya Senda

Votes: 1,163

49. Crimson Gold (2003)

Unrated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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81 Metascore

An Iranian pizza delivery man sees the worst of corruption and social unbalance in his city and is driven to crime.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Hossain Emadeddin, Kamyar Sheisi, Azita Rayeji, Shahram Vaziri

Votes: 4,536 | Gross: $0.15M

50. The Willow Tree (2005)

PG | 96 min | Drama

7.4
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74 Metascore

Youssef, a blind university professor, is suddenly diagnosed with a fatal disease and must undergo treatment in France. Back home, will he find the life he had before?

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Roya Taymourian, Soghra Obeisi, Mohammad Amir Naji

Votes: 4,096 | Gross: $0.03M



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