Human Rights/Social Justice
Masahiro Kobayashi Films
South Asian/Southeast Asian
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In this breezy domestic comedy and Iranian box office smash, Donya (Hediyeh Tehrani) returns from America to discover that it is not easy to find a place to live in modern-day Tehran. Eventually, she hires Haji (Mohammad Reza Sharifinia), the well-to-do owner of a realty company, to help her out. Though a traditional conservative and much older than Donya, Haji falls for his attractive new client. Haji's newly stirred passions prompt him to do things he might not ordinarily do, including updating his clothing style, cutting his hair, and sending his wife and family on a vacation to get them out of the way. "A satisfying human comedy... Tehrani continues to impress in a perfectly cast role that brings out her cool grace and alluring sexiness" (
). In Farsi with English subtitles.
Manouchehr Mosayeri---Iran---2003---105 mins.
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