Marriage Iranian Style - 2005
Directed by Hassan Fathi
An American man falls in love with an Iranian travel agent while visiting the country. After wooing her, he hopes to win permission from her strong-willed father to ask for her hand in marriage.
Color, 1 hour 50 minutes, Farsi/English
Original Title: Ezdevaj Besapk-e Irani
|Dariush Arjmand||Hajj Ebrahim Sarpoulaki|
|Mohammad Reza Sharifinia||Hajj Nosrat|
|Ladan Tabatabaii||Forouzan (Belghase)|
|Daniel Holmes||David (Davoud) Howard|
|Director of Photography||Shahabeddin Adel|
|Production Designer||Majid Mirfakhraee|
|Music||Dr. Mohammad Sarir|
Shirin's (Shila Khodadad) first day at the travel agency.
Shirin's father Ebrahim (Dariush Arjmand) is a wealthy and stubborn man.
Ebrahim's loyal stooges.
American traveler David or "Davoud" (Daniel Holmes) becomes infatuated with Shirin.
Shirin's first impression of David is less favorable.
David takes a tour at the ruins of Persepolis.
A stressed-out Ebrahim practices his Zirkhaneh exercises.
David even changes his religion to satisfy Ebrahim's requirements for the marriage of his daughter.
The wedding nearly comes to a halt when obviously doctored photos of David with George Bush and Tony Blair are given to a not so tech savvy Ebrahim.
Marriage Iranian Style.
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By Kevin Thomas Los Angeles Times
"Marriage, Iranian Style" is a most effective comedy, full of warmth and affection, that at the same time is remarkably daring, considering the tenseness of U.S.-Iranian relations. It is old-fashioned entertainment, rich in familiar comical types, lush settings and locales, yet for all its humor has a timely subtext tinged with melancholy over East-West relations. Continued
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