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'Septembers of Shiraz' a simplistic drama set during revolution in 1979 Iran

'Septembers of Shiraz' a simplistic drama set during revolution in 1979 Iran

It’s 1979 in Tehran as “Septembers of Shiraz” opens to the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” and a “Boogie Nights”-esque tracking shot into the home of a wealthy Jewish family throwing a party. It’s an ironic song title, though, for jeweler Isaac Amin (Adrien Brody), his ex-journalist wife (Salma Hayek Pinault) and their two children, one of whom is off to college in America. Bloodthirsty religious revolutionaries in purge mode sweep up Isaac as an example of secular, privileged decadence, leaving his wife to wonder if Isaac or any of them will survive the ayatollah’s freshly empowered reign of anti-Western tyranny.

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