Circumstance (2011)

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Drama. Atafeh and her brother, Mehran have grown up in Tehran as part of the liberal Iranian elite. Atafeh explores Tehran’s underground scene with her best friend, Shireen. Meanwhile, Mehran returns home from drug rehabilitation and renounces his former decadent lifestyle. Mehran becomes estranged from his family and develops an obsession with saving Shireen from his sister’s influence. The once close siblings find themselves at odds with each other and the once safe haven of the family home becomes increasingly dangerous.

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