The Tenants (Ejareh-Nesheenha)
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The Tenants (Ejareh-Nesheenha)
Simultaneously slapstick and metaphorical, this secular Iranian satire is set in a cheaply built modern apartment block located in a suburb of Tehran and follows the rebellion of a wildly disparate group of tenants who band together to prevent their building manager from selling their homes to German developers. The whole mess begins when the owner of the building dies in a train wreck with no children or family of his own, the building falls under the aegis of Iran's vague "heir-uncertain" law. Greedy developers convince the manager to illegally oust the tenants so he and they… More