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The Cycle

The Cycle

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The Cycle, Dariush Mehrjui's modern-day classic about the impact of social and political corruption, helped launch the Iranian New Wave one of the most important film movements of the late 20th century. Produced under the Shah of Iran's regime, the Cycle was banned for several years for it's harsh, cynical depiction of life among the poverty-stricken areas of Iran. In effect, it is a representation of the corruption suffered under the Shah. Ali struggles to care for his invalid father after moving him to a Tehran hospital. With few opportunities to make money, he sells his blood on the black market of dealers who buy and sell the much-needed substance inside the hospitals. Tired of being exploited, Ali decides to join the illegal trafficking of products, rising to the top of the black market. Along the way, he becomes cold and corrupted as he sells everything from left-over food to tainted blood. The title comes from a line by 14th-century poet Hafiz: Because of the cycle of the universe, my heart is bleeding.

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    Title: The Cycle
    Genre: Drama, Foreign
    Starring: Ali Nassirian, Ezatollah Entezami, Saeed Kangarani
    Directors: Dariush Mehrjui, Darioush Mehrjui
    Attributes: Full Frame, Subtitled
    Release Date: 11/29/2011
    Original Year: 1978
    Product Type: DVD
    Rated: NR
    Catalog #: 101255
    UPC: 736899135928
    Item #: FAC913592

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 11/29/2011
    Closed Caption: No
    Run Time: 101 minutes
    Studio: Irmovies.Com