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The Actor


Iran's comic leading man (Akbar Abdi) plays Akbar, a comedy actor whose ambition has outgrown the shlock that has made him famous and well-known. His driving goal is to move into more artistically challenging work; he models himself on Charlie Chaplin. His agent, looking at the prospect of a drastically reduced cut of the star's earnings, is trying to fend off these ambitions. At home, Akbar's wife is frantic to provide him with an heir. In fact...more