Outcasts 2 breaks Iran box office record
Source: Press TV
The latest production by Iranian director Masoud
Dehnamaki, 'Outcasts 2', becomes the highest grossed movie in the history of the
Javad Razavian (R) and Amin Haya'i in Outcasts 2
Box office sales for 'Outcasts 2' amounted to $750,000 in the capital Tehran,
bringing the total first-week earnings for the comedy in Iran to $1,300,000.
The movie premiered on March 21, 2009 -- the first day of the Persian New Year.
The first part of the trilogy sold more than $1,000,000 in 2008.
'Outcasts' recounts the story of a gang of thieves and junkies who emerge in the
front line of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88).
Majid, whose original plan was no other but to crawl into his beloved's good
graces and ingratiate himself with her father -- who had lost a son to the war
-- sees his gang unwillingly reaching the battlefield by a quirk of fate.
While Majid and his unsavory friends had sought to voluntarily join the defense,
authorities unwilling to accept them eventually surrender to the idea and allow
Majid to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Majid is redeemed when he enters a minefield to pave the way for his fellow
ambushed soldiers to move forward.
'Outcasts 2' takes the gang into hostile territory
where they become prisoners of war and are held at a POW camp operated by the
brutal Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein.
'Outcasts 2' brings together
prominent comedians like Akbar Abdi.
The movie is currently on show in theaters across the country and is expected to
continue its success over the next weeks.
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