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The Circle

  • Release Date: Apr 13, 2001
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 42 min.
  • Genres: Drama, Romance
  • Director:Jafar Panahi


Three Iranian women must contend with a repressive political regime that has placed a stranglehold on nearly every aspect of their lives in this hard-hitting social drama. In a nation where a woman cannot buy a bus ticket out of town or accept a car ride from a man, much less have an abortion, it's not difficult for women to find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Arezou (Maryiam Parvin Almani), Nargess (Nargess Mamizadeh), and Pari ([[Performer~P285019~Fereshteh Sadr...more

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