Hit movie pulled from Iran’s theaters

Al-Monitor – A supervisory body affiliated with Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance has imposed a sudden ban on “Rahman 1400,” a satirical movie that has achieved extraordinary box office success in the past few weeks.

The decision was made after the ministry found the movie in breach of common censorship rules that include strict script-vetting procedures.

In a series of witty scenes and with a sharp critical tone, the movie shines a spotlight on the consequences of nepotism, embezzlement and the concentration of wealth in the hands of well-connected Iranian elites who manage to dodge the long arm of the law.

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