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Boycott
Original name: Baycot
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Valeh, a member of a leftist organization, is arrested by the SAVAK and sentenced to death. In prison, he reconsiders his relationships with members of his political cell, and begins to doubt the validity of the ideas for which he is condemned. At the same time, his comrades pressure him to make a sacrifice for their cause, and his beloved wife experiences personal problems and economic hardships.
Plot: marxism, prison, death penalty, arrest, faith, guerilla warfare, iranian, marxist, political activist, anti communism, political prisoner, doubt, anti communist, islam, capture, childbirth, muslim, torture, baby, husband wife relationship
Place: iran, middle east
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