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Source:  Los Angeles Times

The fascinating story of how a single case of lymphatic cancer may have led to the 444-day Iran hostage crisis is skillfully recounted in “A Dying King: The Shah of Iran.”

Writer-director Bobak Kalhor, using a trove of strong archival footage plus commentary from doctors, professors, and former diplomats traces the rise and fall of the last Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

He reigned from 1941 until early 1979 when, due to severe political unrest, he abdicated the throne and was exiled into a nomadic existence that took him and his family to Egypt, Morocco, the Bahamas, Mexico, and the United States.

Read the story at the Los Angeles Times.

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