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Iranian MPs denounce Hollywood film 300

TEHRAN, March 13 (Mehr News Agency) - Iranian members of parliament on Monday deprecated the production and screening of the Hollywood film 300. In a letter to Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, the MPs stressed the necessity for measures and negotiations to prevent the screening of the anti-Iranian movie in the world especially in Malaysia.

Directed by Zack Snyder and based on the epic graphic novel by Frank Miller, '300' is a ferocious retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army.

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Facing insurmountable odds, their valor and sacrifice inspire all of Greece to unite against their Persian enemy, drawing a line in the sand for democracy.

The film has entered North America's theaters since last Friday, selling over $70 million and irritating Iranians throughout the world.

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