Movies like The Mission 1983

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The Mission (1983)
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The Mission (1983)
Original name: فرستاده
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An Iranian assassin is sent to the United States to kill a former Iranian official who served under the Shah of Iran. The night before the assassination he find out that his target (Mr. Tabataie) has already been killed by a Muslim American Hassan Tantai (aka David Theodore Belfield). A prominent mullah residing in the U.S. find him a new assassination target.
Plot: prospector, assassin, politics, subway, islam, criminal, iraq iran war, muslim, justice, exile, destiny, poverty, professional killer, anti war, hate, religious fanatic, sin, piano, honor, life & death, makeover, hijab, colonel, truth, enemy ...
Place: new york, iran, coney island brooklyn new york city

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Maryam (2002)
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Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, Australia
Duration: 123 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, Soraya, whose arranged marriage to an abusive tyrant had a ...
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Dog Sweat (2010)
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Duration: 90 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
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Duration: 90 min.
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Style: psychological, bleak, serious, touching, philosophical ...
Audience: girls' night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The God Committee (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Medicine, money and morality clash when a hospital's Heart Transplant Selection Committee has only minutes to decide which of three patients on the transplant list will receive a heart that has suddenly become available.
Style: psychological, disturbing, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: heart transplant, medical, struggle, moral dilemma, dispute, heart surgery, life & death, destiny, doctors and patients, conflict, organ transplant, physician ...
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