In a building site in present-day Tehran, Lateef, a 17-year-old Turkish worker is irresistibly drawn to Rahmat, a young Afghan worker. The revelation of Rahmat's secret changes both their lives.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hossein Abedini ...
Lateef
Zahra Bahrami ...
Baran
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Memar
Hossein Mahjoub ...
Bric-A-Brac Trader
Abbas Rahimi ...
Soltan
Gholam Ali Bakhshi ...
Najaf
Jafar Tawakoli ...
Inspector
Yadollah Hedayati ...
Lors workers' chief
Parviz Larijani ...
Shop owner
Mahmoud Behraznia ...
Building Contractor
Pasha Barabadi ...
Inspector
Kamal Parto ...
Inspector
Maghsood Moghadan ...
Turkish workers' chief
Peiman Daraian ...
Building Engineer
Mohammadollah Dad ...
Middleman in the Bazar
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Storyline

Young Lateef works on a construction site in Tehran with some Turks and a few illegal Afghan workers. When Lateef is given heavier tasks to compensate for new Afghan worker Rahmat, he resents his displacement and treats Rahmat cruelly. After one of his pranks, however, Lateef discovers Rahmat's secret--he is a girl named Baran. Latif's heart softens towards Baran and he shows his new affection for her by doing what he can to ease the hardships she suffers at work. When government inspectors force all Afghans to be fired from the site, Lateef discovers he cannot bear to be without her. Jeopardizing social standing and endangering his own well being, Lateef stops at nothing to save his love. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for language and brief violence | See all certifications »

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Opening Weekend:

$15,276 (USA) (5 May 2002)

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$125,900 (USA) (19 May 2002)
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The film became best picture of the year at Fajr Film Festival 2001. See more »

Goofs

When Lateef travels to meet Soltan, director 'Majid Majidi' is reflected in the glass in the bus. See more »

Quotes

Afghan cobbler: From the hot fire of being apart, comes the flame that burns the heart.
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This film is incredible and a visual masterpiece
28 July 2004 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

This film is incredible, a visual masterpiece. Majid Majidi has the ability to make every frame and every shot beautiful and enigmatic. The story is in some scenes humorous, in others moving.

This film has lessons to teach in humanity and generosity.

It is also a window for viewers in Western countries (such as myself) whose lives are so far removed from those of the characters and real people like them. Very few films have to ability to transport you to another place so completely, as this film does.


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