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Baran (2001)

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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
Mohammad Amir Naji ...
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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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:

$21,702 (USA) (7 December 2001)

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$125,900 (USA) (17 May 2002)
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Selected as Iran's submission in the Best Foreign Film category for the 2001 Oscars. See more »

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

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Afghan cobbler: A man alone is a neighbor of God.
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INCREDIBLE LOVE STORY
16 July 2003 | by (ft. lauderdale, florida) – See all my reviews

One of the most beautifully done and wonderfully acted movies I have seen in a very long time, years even. A movie of the such moving unselfish love. It goes to show you that you do not to have sex or even touching or kissing to feel or show the love that these two people have for each other. Due to cultural differences they can not even touch each other. The scene in which he helps her pick up the fruit that has fallen on the ground is so touching. How their hands criss cross each other without touching. See how just the closeness of their arms and hands to each other evoke such passionate feelings and the way they dig deep into each others eyes is wonderful. What an incredible movie.


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