Tehran: Season 1

Tehran: Season 1

Tehran: Season 1

A computer-hacking Mossad agent embarks on one hell of a first mission in her home town of Tehran - disabling a nuclear reactor - in this eight-part series. When the mission fails, she goes rogue, leading to a rediscovery of her Iranian roots and an entanglement with a pro-democracy activist while contending with Iranian authorities.

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Variety

Variety

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“Tehran” doesn’t exclude Iranians entirely, but does frame them as allies or obstacles of a Mossad mission depicted uncritically and somewhat blankly as the work of justice, and more than that as a vehicle for thrills and scares.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

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The dialogue is primarily in Hebrew and Persian languages, but to paraphrase one of Bong Joon-ho’s speeches during his Oscar win, overcoming the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles leads one to a lot more valuable art. Tehran is a solid example of that.

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Strip away the subtitles and the beautiful yet subtlety alien Middle East vistas and what’s left is essentially a gender-swapped Bourne Identity. But Zonder orchestras the tension masterfully, crafting a thriller as stylish as it is heart-stopping.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Though it’s set in two countries, alternates between English, Hebrew and Farsi and boasts a sprawling cast, Tehran is so immersive and narratively orderly that it’s almost impossible to get lost.

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

press

Improbable though it is as a spy story, Tehran maintains its suspense throughout, possibly because it's about more than spying. It's a tale that incorporates the drama of lost cultures and identities

Variety

Variety

press

“Tehran” doesn’t exclude Iranians entirely, but does frame them as allies or obstacles of a Mossad mission depicted uncritically and somewhat blankly as the work of justice, and more than that as a vehicle for thrills and scares.

A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

The dialogue is primarily in Hebrew and Persian languages, but to paraphrase one of Bong Joon-ho’s speeches during his Oscar win, overcoming the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles leads one to a lot more valuable art. Tehran is a solid example of that.

The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Strip away the subtitles and the beautiful yet subtlety alien Middle East vistas and what’s left is essentially a gender-swapped Bourne Identity. But Zonder orchestras the tension masterfully, crafting a thriller as stylish as it is heart-stopping.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Though it’s set in two countries, alternates between English, Hebrew and Farsi and boasts a sprawling cast, Tehran is so immersive and narratively orderly that it’s almost impossible to get lost.

Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

press

Improbable though it is as a spy story, Tehran maintains its suspense throughout, possibly because it's about more than spying. It's a tale that incorporates the drama of lost cultures and identities

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