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Leave to Remain (1989)

05/11/1989 (GB) DramaTV Movie 1h 48m
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Set during the political upheaval following Ayatollah Khomeini's rise to power in Iran, Les Blair's gripping work tells the story of Shahin Mohamedi, a young Iranian woman studying in London. When the cheques her father sends from home are intercepted by the Khomeini government, she is threatened with repatriation by vicious British immigration officers. To remain in England she must be granted 'Leave To Remain'. Enter Jimmy Johnstone, an English wide-boy strapped for cash and willing to perform the paper marriage that will ensure Shahin's freedom. Jimmy wants to build on the relationship, but Shahin's heart is a thousand miles away with her old fiance.

  1. Les Blair

    Director

  2. Iraj Jannati Attai

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Lavinia Bertram

    Registrar

  2. Amir M. Korangy

    Amir M. Korangy

    Embassy Official

  3. Jonny Phillips

    Jonny Phillips

    James Johnstone

  4. Christopher Simon

    Christopher Simon

    Ben

Full Cast & Crew

Leave to Remain

Status Released

Original Language English

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