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Manuscripts Don't Burn (2013)
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Manuscripts Don't Burn (2013)
Original name: دست‌نویس‌ها نمی‌سوزند
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Iran
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Khosrow and Morteza set out on a mission to kill someone. The assassination ought to be arranged as a suicide. At the last minute however, they are obliged to change their initial plans…
Style: realistic, suspenseful, tense, rough, serious, controversial
Plot: assassination, murder, politics, crimes, kidnapping, political conspiracy, moral dilemma, political corruption, repression, conspiracy, frame up, dishonesty, deadly, emotionless, state affairs, mission gone awry, kill, manuscript, forced confession
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: iran, middle east

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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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