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Circumstance. Widescreen [videorecording] / Roadside Attractions and Participant Media in association with Marakesh Films, Bago Pictures, Menagerie Pictures and Neon Productions ; produced by Karin Chien, Maryam Keshavarz and Melissa Lee ; written and directed by Maryam Keshavarz.

Keshavarz, Maryam. (Added Author). Boosher, Nikohl. (Added Author). Kazemy, Sarah. (Added Author). Safai, Reza Sixo. (Added Author). Chien, Karin. (Added Author). Lee, Melissa. (Added Author). Roadside Attractions (Firm) (Added Author). Participant Media. (Added Author). Lions Gate Home Entertainment. (Added Author).
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  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : Lions Gate Home Entertainment, 2011.

Content descriptions

General Note: Special features includes: filmmakers commentary ; deleted scenes ; behind-the-scenes featurette ; social action interviews ; theatrical trailer.
Title from container.
Participant or Performer Note: Nikohl Boosher, Sarah Kazemy, Reza Sixo Safai.
Summary, etc.: A provocative coming-of-age story that cracks open the hidden, underground world of Iranian youth culture filled with sex, drugs and defiance. This suspenseful tale of love and defiance unfolds as a wealthy family struggles to contain their teenage daughter's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession.
Target Audience Note: MPAA rating: R; for sexual content, language and some drug use. OFRB rating: 14A.
System Details Note: DVD ; 5.1 Dolby digital ; widescreen.
Language Note: Persian dialogue; English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.

Available copies

  • 4 copies at Merrimack Valley Library Consortium. (Show)
  • 1 copy at Haverhill Public Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Collection Status Due Date
Haverhill Public Library DVD/Circumstance (Text) DVD Available -
Subject: Conformity > Iran > Drama.
Teenagers > Iran > Drama.
Rich people > Iran > Drama.
DVD-Video discs.
Genre: Feature films.
Coming-of-age films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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