The Iran Job 2013 NR CC

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When American pro basketball player Kevin Sheppard begins playing in Iran, his world turns upside down. During the nation's controversial green revolution, he befriends 3 Iranian women who forever change him.

Starring:
Kevin Sheppard, Eunice Sheppard
Runtime:
1 hour 36 minutes

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The Iran Job

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Product Details

Genres Sports, Documentary
Director Till Schauder
Starring Kevin Sheppard, Eunice Sheppard
Supporting actors Leah Sheppard, Gholam Reza Khajeh, Asadollah Kabir, Zoran Majkic, Hilda, Elaheh, Laleh, Ali Doraghi, Kami Jamshidvand, Mehdi Shirjang, Ramin Ahmadi, Waitari Marsh, Hemzel Shimishi, Fereidoon Reisi, Mohammad Ahmadi
Studio Film Movement
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 3-day viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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This is a rare look into Iranian everyday life, especially the lives of women.
Eve
The director has done an amazing job of bringing together all the characters and their stories without losing sight any of the small details.
amazone
I liked it so much that I am going to buy it, so I can keep and watch it again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Greta on June 25, 2014
Format: DVD
Great documentary! I really liked that this film offers a glimpse at Iran, at what goes on inside Iranian houses and at the relationships between Iran and the US, something that we do not see enough of outside the news. The people involved are all really lovable and full of life and make the viewing a joyous and interesting experience. Highly recommended!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James Bond on October 27, 2013
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Friend saw it on an airline and told me about it - it's hard to find in the US.

Highly recommended for everyone. Fascinating, really see deep inside Shiraz and Iran.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bertrand on June 6, 2013
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i wasn't expecting to smile during this movie but i did. Amazing to see how the filmaker was able to shoot real life stories in Iran. Great storytelling..Characters are fascinating. The interaction between Kevin and the locals make you think that people are so much more important than governments.
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By Dominic B. on June 26, 2014
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I decided to order this documentary because I'm a basketball fan. I enjoyed every second of this film. Great job Kevin Sheppard!
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AWESOME!

I was not expecting to enjoy every second of this documentary! A must see! I liked it so much that I am going to buy it, so I can keep and watch it again. It changed mr perspective on so many issues.
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By Sarah Mankoff on April 7, 2014
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The Iran Job is a sensitive and appealing doc that manages to be both entertaining and even-handed in its storytelling. Highly recommended.
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Fascinating documentary about American basketball player Kevin Sheppard who signs on to play pro in Iran. Sheppard is so engaging with an open mind to the inevitable cultural surprises of living in a distant land. Director Till Schauder packs a lot into this documentary, with compelling editing by David Teague and a great score with original music by Kareem Roustom.
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The Iran Job from Director Till Schauder is the latest entry in the Film on Friday series. As with all Film Movement releases, it was an official selection at multiple film festivals.

I watched most of the Winter Olympics - and read of the controversy and upset surrounding what should be a politically neutral event. The Iran Job also uses sports as a platform to explore a politically charged country and its people - in a distinctly different platform. Basketball.

American Kevin Sheppard is a journeyman basketball player - he makes his living playing for overseas teams. When approached to play by a fledgling team in the Iranian Super League, he accepts.

I've heard of the overseas leagues, but to be honest, had no idea that Iran had a league - and loads of avid fans!

Schauder's choice of Sheppard as a focal point of his film was a good choice. Sheppard is extremely engaging. It is this engaging manner that allows him to make friends in a time and place that is not US friendly. While it is fascinating to watch the basketball team, it is the people that allow themselves to be filmed as they talk openly to Sheppard that were the stars. Kevin makes friends with three young Iranian women and they share their thoughts about and hopes for their country. Sheppard's interactions with his teammates, apartment building superintendent, roommate, shopkeepers and more kept me engaged for the full 95 minutes. Schauder's film gave me a look at everyday Iran -a change from the nightly news stories. An excellent documentary well worth watching. (With a great soundtrack) English and Farsi with subtitles. 95 minutes.

As always, Film Movement includes a bonus short film. City Bomber is also from Till Schauder.
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