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Outcasts 2 breaks Iran box office record

Source: Press TV

Javad Razavian (R) and Amin Haya'i in Outcasts 2
The latest production by Iranian director Masoud Dehnamaki, 'Outcasts 2', becomes the highest grossed movie in the history of the country.

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' brings together prominent comedians like Akbar Abdi.
'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.

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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