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Bashu, the Little Stranger (1989)
"Bashu, gharibeye koochak" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  1989 (Iran)
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Lost and left behind in a foreign country after running away, a little boy whose family have been killed during the war is saved and trained by a middle-aged woman.

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Susan Taslimi ...
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Parvis Pourhosseini ...
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Bashu ...
Adnan Afravian
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During the Iran-Iraq War, Bashu, a young boy loses his house and all his family. Scared, he sneaks into a truck that is leaving the area. He gets off the truck in the Northern part of the country, where everything from landscape to language is different. He meets Naii, who is trying to raise her two young children on a farm, while her husband is away. Despite cultural differences, and the fact that they do not speak the same language, Bashu and Naii slowly form a strong bond Written by Sam Tabibnia <samtab@uclink.berkeley.edu>

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great Persian movie
6 May 2011 | by (Iran) – See all my reviews

I had a lot nostalgia with this movie despite it was my first time watching this movie. During the war between Iran and Iraq a boy who's from south-east where is affected from war more than anywhere. By hiding in a truck accidentally goes to north of Iran. The safest place during the war. It seems people are not aware of the war. It was funny for me that these people never seen a person with dark side and they were laughing at Bashu. Susan Taslimi was great. In my opinion she is the best Persian actress. I'm so sad she left Iran that soon and she didn't act in more movies. All her movies worth watching at least for seeing her act. This movie was boycotted for about 4 years. They said this movie is antiwar and is not a propel movie during the war. But it has shown after the war on 1990.


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