The Third Woman (1991)

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  • The Encounter Working


The story of an Iranian woman in an Islamic resistance group during the post-revolutionary period. The film begins with her arrival in London to meet Ali, their leader, who is now operating in exile. She has never met him before, but has always admired and secretly desired him. She is selected for an important operation to be carried out on her return to iran. The film is primarily concerned with the question of sexual politics within the 'progressive' Islamic ideology of the Left.

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