Narges Rashidi (Persian: نرگس رشیدی) is an Iranian-German actress. She was born in Iran where her father was an army colonel. In 1987 she settled with her family in Turkey. A year later the family moved to Germany, and she went on to study acting in Berlin. She has lived primarily in Los Angeles since 2005.Rashidi has appeared in many independent films and television productions, primarily in Germany. She received widespread acclaim for her starring role in the 2016 film Under the Shadow by Babak Anvari, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Variety cited her as "a favorite breakthrough performance" at Sundance. The magazine hailed her "intense yet fine-grained work... as a fiercely intelligent, progressive-minded Iranian woman infuriated by the direction of her country since the Islamic Revolution," noting "Rashidi plays her character like a musical instrument going slowly out of tune; it’s a performance rich in both motherly love and scream-queen abandon."
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Gangs of London
When the head of a criminal organisation, Finn Wallace, is assassinated, the sudden power vacuum his death creates threatens the fragile peace between the gangs operating on the streets of the city. S...
Mina and Saeed live a stressful life in the Iranian capital, Tehran. Being a woman in Iran is not particularly easy and Mina sees a future for the family elsewhere. She wants to move abroad, but Saeed...
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The Girlfriend Experience
The relationship between exclusive escort and their clients is explored. It costs a lot to be in a relationship.
Under the Shadow
After Shideh's building was hit by a missile during the Iran-Iraq War, a superstitious neighbor suggests that the missile was cursed and might be carrying Middle-Eastern spirits. If she is to save her...
The perfect world of a small family breaks, when Can discover that his mother works in a brothel. In a maelstrom of anger, guilt and despair Mother and son are forced to forgive himself.
Freddy Kowalski and Emile Ramzy are paramedics in Hamburg and race night after night through the city, regardless of congested intersections, red lights and oncoming traffic. They are real life savers...
A clever policeman investigates the death of an abusive businessman who had recently divorced his wife and taken custody of their child by exposing her past as a porn star.
The story of a young and brilliant racing driver is called Speed Racer. When corruption in the racing league costs his brother his life, he must team up with the police and the mysterious Racer X to b...
Black Sheep (original title: Schwarze Schafe) is a german/swiss black and white movie. It's separated into five episodes, which tell stories of the Berlin city life. A hopeless impostor. An East Germa...
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A Case For Two
Ein Fall für zwei is a German television series, which premiered on September 11, 1981 on ZDF. The series, located in Frankfurt am Main, features two main characters who solve crimes: a defense attorn...
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