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A little bit of Hollywood might have spiced up this fascinating--but maddeningly slow--true story of 12-year-old Iranian twin girls, locked inside their house for their entire lives and finally set free by a concerned social worker. The mother is blind and the father is extremely religious and doesn't want his girls' purity ruined by society. Incredibly, the girls, who haven't been bathed since birth, and their father were enticed by the director to play themselves.
The most excitement we get onscreen, however, is when a young boy teases the twins by dangling an apple from a string and when the girls, unaware of the concept of money, rip off an ice-cream vendor. It's got a great backstory, but where's a good car chase down the back streets of Tehran when you need one?