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M for Mother (2006)
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M for Mother (2006)
Original name: میم مثل مادر
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 113 min.
Story: What appears to be a grand love story turns sour when parents-to-be discover that their unborn child will likely be born with serious birth defects, as a result of the mother's exposure to chemical weapons during the Iran-Iraq war. The father does not want to have a disabled child, but the mother insists on going through with the pregnancy.
Style: sincere, captivating, entertaining
Plot: iraq iran war, sick child, pregnancy, child illness, pregnant woman, family problems, illness, parenthood, dysfunctional family, relationship problems, pregnant wife, mother child relationship, cancer, suicide, divorce, politician, poverty, violin, death of mother, young mother, concert
Place: iran

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