Iran (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. A Separation (2011)

PG-13 | 123 min | Drama, Thriller

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: 199,020 | Gross: $7.10M

2. Children of Heaven (1997)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family

8.3
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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: 54,340 | Gross: $0.93M

3. The Salesman (2016)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Thriller

7.8
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85 Metascore

While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Mina Sadati, Babak Karimi

Votes: 42,008 | Gross: $2.40M

4. About Elly (2009)

119 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

8.0
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87 Metascore

The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Golshifteh Farahani, Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Merila Zare'i

Votes: 38,620 | Gross: $0.11M

5. Close-Up (1990)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

8.3
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The true story of Hossain Sabzian that impersonated the director Mohsen Makhmalbaf to convince a family they would star in his so-called new film.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Hossain Sabzian, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Abolfazl Ahankhah, Mehrdad Ahankhah

Votes: 12,672 | Gross: $0.00M

6. 3 Faces (2018)

100 min | Drama

7.1
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78 Metascore

Three actresses at different stages of their career. One from before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, one popular star of today known throughout the country and a young girl longing to attend a drama conservatory.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Behnaz Jafari, Jafar Panahi, Marziyeh Rezaei, Maedeh Erteghaei

Votes: 1,971 | Gross: $0.07M

7. No Date, No Signature (2017)

104 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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71 Metascore

Kaveh Nariman is a coroner in the medical examiner's office. One day at his work he meets a corpse which is very familiar to him.

Director: Vahid Jalilvand | Stars: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Amir Aghaee, Hediyeh Tehrani, Zakieh Behbahani

Votes: 1,844 | Gross: $0.04M

8. Taxi Tehran (III) (2015)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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91 Metascore

Jafar Panahi is banned from making movies by the Iranian government, he poses as a taxi driver and makes a movie about social challenges in Iran.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Star: Jafar Panahi

Votes: 11,962 | Gross: $0.32M

9. Taste of Cherry (1997)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.7
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An Iranian man drives his truck in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari, Safar Ali Moradi

Votes: 19,241 | Gross: $0.31M

10. 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: 8,360 | Gross: $0.12M

11. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

7.6
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86 Metascore

Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Behzad Dorani, Noghre Asadi, Roushan Karam Elmi, Bahman Ghobadi

Votes: 7,285 | Gross: $0.21M

12. The Color of Paradise (1999)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Family

8.2
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80 Metascore

The story of Mohammed, a blind Iranian boy and his father, Hashem, who is always oscillating between accepting his son as he is and abandoning him, as he represents a burden for him, after the loss of his wife.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Hossein Mahjoub, Mohsen Ramezani, Salameh Feyzi, Farahnaz Safari

Votes: 14,188 | Gross: $1.81M

13. When the Moon Was Full (2019)

137 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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In the market Abdolhamid meets Faezeh and falls in love with her. They get marry and begin their life. But after a while Faezeh becomes aware of Abdolhamid's family in Sistan and ... See full summary »

Director: Narges Abyar | Stars: Elnaz Shakerdust, Hootan Shakiba, Fereshteh Sadre Orafaiy, Pedram Sharifi

Votes: 260

14. Turtles Can Fly (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, War

8.1
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85 Metascore

Near the Iraqi-Turkish border on the eve of an American invasion, refugee children like 13-year-old Kak (Ebrahim), gauge and await their fate.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Soran Ebrahim, Avaz Latif, Saddam Hossein Feysal, Hiresh Feysal Rahman

Votes: 16,324 | Gross: $0.26M

15. 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: 11,558

16. Life+1Day (2016)

95 min | Drama

8.3
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Somaieh, the youngest daughter of an indigent family, is getting married and fear is overwhelming each and every member of the family regarding how to overcome their difficulties after she's gone.

Director: Saeed Roustayi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Shabnam Moghadami

Votes: 6,443

17. 24 Frames (2017)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

6.9
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76 Metascore

24 Frames is an experimental project made by filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami in the last three years of his life. It is a collection of 24 short four-and-a-half minute films inspired by still images, including paintings and photographs.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami

Votes: 947 | Gross: $0.03M

18. Where Is the Friend's House? (1987)

83 min | Drama, Family

8.1
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An 8 year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Babek Ahmed Poor, Ahmed Ahmed Poor, Khodabakhsh Defaei, Iran Outari

Votes: 7,991

19. Muhammad: The Messenger of God (2015)

162 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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The events, trials and tribulations of the city of Makkah in 7th century AD.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mahdi Pakdel, Sareh Bayat, Mina Sadati, Ali Reza Shoja-Nuri

Votes: 7,534

20. Paboos (2019)

30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A cop in the rural city of Busan will help Paboo escape from the government who is looking to capture him.

Directors: Kwang-Hyun Park, Mehdi Yarmohamadi | Stars: Dong-seok Ma, Sang-Hyun Yoon, Sang Hyun Uhm, So-yeong Hong

21. Through the Olive Trees (1994)

G | 103 min | Drama

7.8
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A depiction of the off-screen relationship between the actors who play the newlyweds in the film Zendegi va digar hich (1992).

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Farhad Kheradmand, Zarifeh Shiva, Hossein Rezai

Votes: 4,931 | Gross: $0.04M

22. Dressage (2018)

88 min | Drama, Thriller

5.9
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Golsa, a 16 year old girl from suburb of Tehran, who is motivated primarily by boredom rather than greed, robs a corner shop with her friends. But while sharing the booty they are ... See full summary »

Director: Pooya Badkoobeh | Stars: Negar Moghaddam, Yasna Mirtahmasb, Ali Mosaffa, Shabnam Moghadami

Votes: 158

23. 6.5 Toman Per Meter (2019)

130 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.9
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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: 1,105

24. The Monster (2019– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Houshang is a simple and honest teacher who is satisfied with his life and does not have much interest in the world, but unwittingly goes in a way that changes his life and enters the ... See full summary »

Stars: Farhad Aslani, Mehran Modiri, Mohammad Bohrani, Sima Tirandaz

Votes: 335

25. Fireworks Wednesday (2006)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.8
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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: 8,501

26. Shirin (2008)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

6.8
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A hundred and fourteen famous Iranian theater and cinema actresses and a French star: mute spectators at a theatrical representation of Khosrow and Shirin, a Persian poem from the twelfth ... See full summary »

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Mahnaz Afshar, Pegah Ahangarani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Kamand Amir Soleymani

Votes: 2,025

27. The Warden (2019)

100 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.5
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A prison is about to be evacuated to make room for an airport expansion project. Colonel 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: 545

28. Ten (2002)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

7.5
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86 Metascore

A visual social examination in the form of ten conversations between a driving woman and her various pick-ups and hitchhikers.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Mania Akbari, Amin Maher, Kamran Adl, Roya Akbari

Votes: 6,241 | Gross: $0.11M

29. The White Balloon (1995)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Family

7.8
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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: 6,011 | Gross: $0.47M

30. 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: 7,310 | Gross: $0.13M

31. 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, Golnaz Farmani

Votes: 6,874 | Gross: $0.18M

32. Cold Sweat (2018)

85 min | Drama, Sport

6.2
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Afrooz is the captain of the women's futsal team in Iran. After 11 years of hard work, her dream comes true: Iran is in the final of the Asian Nations Cup. But when she embarks for Malaysia... See full summary »

Director: Soheil Beiraghi | Stars: Baran Kosari, Amir Jadidi, Leili Rashidi, Hoda Zeinolabedin

Votes: 213

33. Damascus Time (2018)

113 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.6
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Two Iranian pilots are in a special mission to save the people of a small Syrian city who are surrounded by the terrorists. But they have to face many challenges before manage to accomplish their mission.

Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia | Stars: Babak Hamidian, Hadi Hejazifar, Pierre Dagher, Layth Al-Mufti

Votes: 1,394

34. Sheeple (2018)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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The story of a gang of drug dealers in the south of Tehran who has sheltered many youngsters and orphans from the streets. Shahin and Shakoor who are brothers are leading the gang but when ... See full summary »

Director: Houman Seyyedi | Stars: Navid Mohammadzadeh, Farhad Aslani, Farid Sajjadi Hosseini, Marjan Ettefaghian

Votes: 1,567

35. And Life Goes On (1992)

95 min | Adventure, Drama

8.0
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A director and his son return to a region damaged by the Guilan earthquake, hoping to find the children who appeared in his film a few years earlier.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Farhad Kheradmand, Buba Bayour, Hocine Rifahi, Ferhendeh Feydi

Votes: 3,365

36. Hattrick (2018)

93 min | Drama, Thriller

6.3
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Four friends run over something after a party in this psychological thriller set in Iran of the empty lives of the middle class when they get together in groups, emotional explosions start happening along moral fault lines.

Director: Ramtin Lavafipour | Stars: Amir Jadidi, Parinaz Izadyar, Saber Abar, Mahoor Alvand

Votes: 163

37. The Descendants (I) (2015)

80 min | Drama

7.5
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Jacob's family worries about Farrokh, the son of the family. Farrokh left Iran to continue his studies but he has not been in touch with them for a long time. Jacob travels to Sweden to look for his son...

Director: Yaser Talebi

Votes: 12

38. Beautiful City (2004)

98 min | Drama

7.8
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69 Metascore

Directed by multi-award winning filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, 'Beautiful City' is a cinematic gem not to be missed. Akbar has just turned eighteen. He has been held in a rehabilitation centre ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 4,265

39. Shahrzad (2015– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.2
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When a windstorm happens in life, love is the first victim. In Iran, Tehran, 1953.

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

Votes: 4,642

40. The Circle (2000)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

7.5
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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: 5,311 | Gross: $0.67M

41. Disappearance (2017)

89 min | Drama

6.7
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During a dramatic night, two young lovers run from hospital to hospital seeking for an help for some complications after their first time. They'll have to confront with the indifference of some doctors and avoid them to call their parents.

Director: Ali Asgari | Stars: Nazanin Ahmadi, Pedram Ansari, Sadaf Asgari, Mohammad Heidari

Votes: 301

42. A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, War

7.7
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78 Metascore

Young Iranian Kurdish siblings try to save the youngest of them, who is seriously ill.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Ayoub Ahmadi, Rojin Younessi, Amaneh Ekhtiar-dini, Madi Ekhtiar-dini

Votes: 6,497 | Gross: $0.70M

43. Breath (2016)

112 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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Breath is about an Iranian family who lives in Iran. It tells the story of Bahar, who is living with her father, Ghafour and Grandmother during the 70s.She is living in her childish and surreal world, filled with their dreams and fantasies.

Director: Narges Abyar | Stars: Gelare Abasi, Mehran Ahmadi, Jamshid Hashempur, Shabnam Moghadami

Votes: 762

44. Caravans (1978)

PG | 127 min | Action, Adventure, History

6.6
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In 1948, at the U.S. embassy in Zadestan, a young diplomat is ordered to find the missing daughter of an influential U.S. Senator.

Director: James Fargo | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Michael Sarrazin, Christopher Lee, Jennifer O'Neill

Votes: 709 | Gross: $1.00M

45. Bana Bir Ask Sarkisi Söyle (2019)

116 min | Drama

8.4
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Emre's life takes a different path with a plan by his best friend Hakan. Emre enters into a different process with the feelings of love being added to him while fighting for orphans.

Director: Mehrdad Ghafarzadeh | Stars: Yusuf Çim, Afsaneh Pakroo, Burak Ceylan, Pejman Bazeghi

Votes: 77

46. Mokhtarnameh (2010–2011)

Biography, Drama, History

7.7
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Mukhtar Thaqafi was a Shiite Muslim leader who sets up a rebellion movement in 686 A.D in the town of Kufa to avenge the martyrdom of Hussain (grandson of Islamic Prophet Muhammad).

Stars: Bahram Ziraksari, Fariborz Arabnia, Farhad Aslani, Mehdi Fakhimzadeh

Votes: 2,165

47. A Moment of Innocence (1996)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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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: 2,687 | Gross: $0.04M

48. This Is Not a Film (2011)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

7.5
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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: 4,331 | Gross: $0.08M

49. I Am a Mother (2012)

90 min | Crime, Drama

6.6
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Ava is sentenced to capital punishment for the murder of saeed, the friend of his father and her lover who had raped her.

Director: Fereydoun Jeyrani | Stars: Baran Kosari, Farhad Aslani, Habib Rezaei, Hengameh Ghaziani

Votes: 913

50. Gabbeh (1996)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.0
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When an old couple washes their gabbeh - a type of Persian rug - a young woman magically appears and tells them her life story.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Shaghayeh Djodat, Hossein Moharami, Rogheih Moharami, Abbas Sayah

Votes: 2,738 | Gross: $0.27M


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