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

Watch Trailer (Farsi), Watch Scene (Farsi)

Star Rating


Never Ranked

Cast


Dariush Arjmand Hajj Ebrahim Sarpoulaki
Mohammad Reza Sharifinia Hajj Nosrat
Shila Khodadad Shirin
Fatemeh Goudarzi Akram
Ladan Tabatabaii Forouzan (Belghase)
Daniel Holmes David (Davoud) Howard

Crew


Writer Minou Farshchi
Director Hassan Fathi
Producer Ali Moallem
Director of Photography Shahabeddin Adel
Production Designer Majid Mirfakhraee
Editor Mostafa Kherghehpoush
Music Dr. Mohammad Sarir

Pictures


Shirin's (Shila Khodadad) first day at the travel agency.

Shirin's (Shila Khodadad) first day at the travel agency.

Shirin's father Ebrahim (Dariush Arjmand) is a wealthy and stubborn man.

Shirin's father Ebrahim (Dariush Arjmand) is a wealthy and stubborn man.

Ebrahim's loyal stooges.

Ebrahim's loyal stooges.

American traveler David or 'Davoud' (Daniel Holmes) becomes infatuated with Shirin.

American traveler David or "Davoud" (Daniel Holmes) becomes infatuated with Shirin.

Shirin's first impression of David is less favorable.

Shirin's first impression of David is less favorable.

David takes a tour at the ruins of Persepolis.

David takes a tour at the ruins of Persepolis.

A stressed-out Ebrahim practices his Zirkhaneh exercises.

A stressed-out Ebrahim practices his Zirkhaneh exercises.

David even changes his religion to satisfy Ebrahim's requirements for the marriage of his daughter.

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.

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.

Marriage Iranian Style.

DVD


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External Reviews


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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