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The Circle, 2000

The Circle
Starring: Fereshteh Sadr Orafai, Mariam Palvin Almani, Nargess Mamizadeh, Elham Saboktakin
Directed by: Jafar Panahi
Written by: Kambozia Partovia
Language:  Persian
Country:  Iran, Switzerland, Italy
Runtime:  90 min
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The mood of The Circle is bleak, captivating, and sincere. The plot centers around injustice, friendship, and themes of life is a bitch. It is a drama, foreign, and is New Wave movie. Stylistically, The Circle stars a strong female character. In approach, it is serious and realistic. The pacing is slow. The Circle is set in Iran. The movie is known for being a Venice Festival winner and critically acclaimed.

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Banned in Iran, Jafar Panahi's THE CIRCLE is set almost entirely on the busy streets of Tehran--a place... more

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Language: Persian
Country: Iran, Switzerland, Italy
Release date: 1 March 2001
Runtime: 90 min

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Fereshteh Sadr Orafai Fereshteh Sadr Orafai As Pari
Mariam Palvin Almani Mariam Palvin Almani As Arezou
Nargess Mamizadeh Nargess Mamizadeh As Nargess
Elham Saboktakin Elham Saboktakin As Nurse
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Both fascinates and horrifies with its bold assertions about what it means to be a woman under a cruel, institutionalized patriarchy.
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by: Deborah Young
Film.com
The fact that this film, so sensitive to woman's plight, was made by a man is perhaps cause for a little hope.
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