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The Lead (1989)

123 min | Action, History, Thriller

Tehran, 1948. A young Jewish couple, Danial and his wife Munes, decide to immigrate to the recently founded state of Israel. But their application is rejected on the ground of the documents against Danial's uncle, Yaghub, how is suspected ...See moreTehran, 1948. A young Jewish couple, Danial and his wife Munes, decide to immigrate to the recently founded state of Israel. But their application is rejected on the ground of the documents against Danial's uncle, Yaghub, how is suspected of betrayal. A Zionist agent, named Yezghel, finds out Yaghub's home and stabs him. One of Yaghub's neighbours who witnesses the crime is blamed for murder. Fearing for their lives, Munes and Danial escape to the north of Iran in order to leave the country. The Neighbour's brother, Nuri, a journalist, sets off on their heels to bring them to the court to give testimony on his brother's innocence. But Yezghel is also on a personal mission of seeking Danial and Munes. At the same time, a gang of Zionist gunmen are sent to gun down the witnesses and Nuri.... Written by Ramin S. Khanjani See less
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Writers
Masud Kimiai | Tirdad Sakhai (first screenplay)
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Updated Feb 1, 1989

Release date
Oct 5, 2004 (United States)

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24 cast members
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Jalal Moghadam
Dentist Dentist   See fewer
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Amin Tarokh
Danial Danial   See fewer
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Fathali Oveisi
Yezghel Yezghel   See fewer
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Siamak Ash'arioon
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Hossein Hosseinzadeh
Haj Mehdi (as Hossein Hossein) Haj Mehdi (as Hossein Hossein)   See fewer
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Nersi Korkia
Shamun Shamun   See fewer
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Jamshid Mashayekhi
Mirza Mohsen Mirza Mohsen   See fewer
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Hossein Memarzade
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Hassan Rafi'i
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Parvin Solaymani
Danial's mother Danial's mother   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 223 votes