"Dog Sweat" shows secret life of rebellious Iranians
Reuters / Jordan Riefe

"Dog Sweat", which opens in U.S. movie theaters on Friday, is the name of a type of liquor that can be bought on the Iranian black market in a country where alcohol is forbidden.

In the movie, it is a metaphor about a diverse group of young people looking for pleasure in a country where so much is prohibited. A gay man is forced into an arranged marriage. An unmarried couple cannot find a place to be alone. A female musician isn't allowed to pursue a career due to her gender.

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