Suitors (1988)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Black Comedy  |   Run Time - 106 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The New York-based The Suitors represented the directorial debut of Iranian Ghasem Ebrahiman. Though they're living in the Big Apple, a group of Iranians cling on to their old, traditional ways. One of their traditions requires the slaughtering of a sheep. This they try to do in the confines of their apartment. Their neighbors assume that the knife-wielding Iranians are terrorists-and in a twinkling, the SWAT teams come roaring into the vicinity. There is some confusion concerning the language in which The Suitors was filmed: some sources claim that the movie was shot in English, while others insist that it was lensed in Farsi.

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apartment, mistaken-identity, sacrifice, sheep, slaughter, SWAT-team, terrorism