This movie is about in its basic level : women in Iran after the revolution. Sad but good. Very moving. I have some links once i get home regarding the efforts there currently to "liberate" ppl in the real sense. A 'religious' state caused such abominations through the misuse and misinterpretation of sharia, hudud, etc... sooo sad. Women with a gun put to their heads if a hair fell out from under their hijab.
not from the movie: in a lot of Arab and in some Pakistani marriages, the family waits outside while the couple have sex and then the husband is supposed to come out with the bloody sheets. The more blood, the more "pure" the wife is said to have been. If there is no blood, it is assumed she was not a virgin and often she would be punished or killed and almost always divorced, shamed and abandoned. Women (even today) are so scared of not bleeding, they sometimes stuff gizzards and the like up there so it will bleed.
but it is a good movie. banned in Iran.