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Circumstance (2011)

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

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Maryam Keshavarz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikohl Boosheri ... Atafeh Hakimi
Sarah Kazemy ... Shireen Arshadi
Reza Sixo Safai ... Mehran Hakimi
Soheil Parsa Soheil Parsa ... Firouz Hakimi
Nasrin Pakkho Nasrin Pakkho ... Azar Hakimi
Amir Barghashi Amir Barghashi ... Mohammed Mehdi
Fariborz Daftari Fariborz Daftari ... Shireen's Uncle
Keon Alexander ... Joey (as Keon Mohajeri)
Sina Amedson ... Hossein
Amir Hossein Soleimani Amir Hossein Soleimani ... Payam (as Amir Soleimani)
Siro Fazlian Siro Fazlian ... Shireen's Grandmother
Elie Njeim Elie Njeim ... Club Drug Dealer
Joseph Fadel Joseph Fadel ... Taxi Merci Driver
Milad Hadchiti Milad Hadchiti ... Yusef
Ghina Daou Ghina Daou ... Party Girl
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Storyline

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

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

France | USA | Iran

Language:

Persian | English | French

Release Date:

8 February 2012 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Circunstância See more »

Filming Locations:

Beirut, Lebanon

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,318, 28 August 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$441,404, 20 November 2011
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When Mehran stops to pray at the side of the road, he holds his hands like Shiites and his foot like Sunnis. See more »

Soundtracks

Zamin Safe
Written by Zedbazi
Performed by Zedbazi
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Could be better
2 December 2011 | by saman_salari2002See all my reviews

Honestly the first parts of the movie is not so fascinatingly as it should be, after a while it gets more deeper to the real situations in Iran. It doesn't say how Mehran really evolve to a point that he hurts his own family. What had been seen here from Mehran, I think comes from all Iranian women mind that they think men are evil. it wasn't explained why Ati wanted to stay. And "Dad"'s reactions to his son's works was unnatural. Now the good things are, that despite shortage of money and location, camera somehow gave the common viewer the feeling that, it is in fact in Iran (except one seen). Shireen played a really good Iranian girl, Also Ati's Mother played a very good Iranian mother. Director used so many no-face people which I can't understand the reason. She was successful to transfer lots of problems in Iranian society but jumped so many time from situation to situation. Personally I think the scene that Shireen is in a taxi and what taxi driver did, was the best. It showed how lower level society of Iran is so sick in the mean time showed deep pressure on both sides in that taxi.


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