"Moody" is an Iranian doctor living in America with his American wife Betty and their child Mahtob. Wanting to see his homeland again, he convinces his wife to take a short holiday there with him and Mahtob. Betty is reluctant, as Iran is not a pleasant place, especially if you are American and female. Upon arrival in Iran, it appears that her worst fears are realized: Moody declares that they will be living there from now on. Betty is determined to escape from Iran, but taking her daughter with her presents a larger problem.
There is a documentary response to the film made in Finland called "Ilman tytärtäni". English title: Without my Daughter.
SWA TPA From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1560 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1681 times:
I am happily married to a man from the middle east for 8yrs now. When we got engaged you would not believe the amount of "concerned" friends and relatives that brought this damn movie up to me. Even still I occasionally hear things such as "don't men from over there beat their women?" "Be careful with your child"
We have a gorgeous 5 year old boy together (my sweet boy ) and the best relationship. His family is incredible and I love them dearly. I digress.
Anyways, it's definitely a good movie to watch. Unfortunately though, people see this movie and think all middle eastern men are like this. I am sure they are out there but then we all have the crazy people in every nationality all over the world (did that make sense?) that make the rest look bad.
Please, I beg of ya'll, dont turn what I just said into a hate thread about terrorists and the middle east culture and such. This has happened to me before (several years ago) on this forum.