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
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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
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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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The title sounds like some action fiction but this is a documentary and also involves sports. What do you do if you're a good
college basketball player, want to play for a pro team after graduation, but don't get picked up in the US? One option is to play as a member of a professional team in another country. That is the basis of this film: Kevin Sheppard from the US, and a 7 foot tall Serbian player are picked up by the basketball team of Shiraz, Iran which had just made it into the major leagues. Their goal:
make the playoffs--meaning they had to finish at least 8th out of 13 teams, something no other team in Iran's history had done in its first year in the major league. Iran's rules allowed each team to accept 2 foreigners maximum. Sheppard's contract essentially iis that he must get the Shiraz team into the finals, or the contract ends.

It turns out that as he begins, George W. Bush, who called Iran a member of the "Axis of Evil", Is President of the U.S. and considering whether or not to militarily strike as urged by Israel, to inhibit Iran's nuclear reactor program. As the games continue, Obama wins the next election and is sworn in in January, and Iran undergoes its own election, in which Ahmadinejad is seriously challenged by the reform candidate Mir-Hossein Moussavi in 2009, in the so-called "green movement". Ultimately Ahmadinejad was rapidly declared winner by a fairly wide margin, demonstrations break out in Teheran and other large cities, and are rapidly repressed by the police and the revolutionary guards. Moussavi and his wife remain under house arrest. And the Shiraz team...
well, I shouldn't spoil the ending...

Intresting story of two different cultures, seen
up-close from the eyes of an American
basketball player. B+
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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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