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The tragedy of a love torn apart by each partner's overeagerness to please the other
Another winner from the Iranian cinema. I was struck by recent comments by an expert that most Iranians do not see their art house films and that most of their films are rubbish. Thank goodness this is the sort of film that the rest of the world associates with the country.
A scene in this movie shows the young couple watching "Dr. Zhivago". This was a fitting tribute as "Leila" is a similar tragic romance. The titular actress did an incredible job, though her supporting cast could have been a bit better.
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