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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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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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14 March 2002 (Netherlands)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$125,900 (USA) (17 May 2002)
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Baran, the female protagonist, does not say a single word throughout the film. 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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Timely and Beautiful
2 November 2001 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at a sneak last week. This is a film by Majidi Majidi the amazing Iranian director who's last film was "The Color of Paradise." At its center "Baran" is a love story that is about that most romantic of loves - the unrequited kind. What makes the film so timely is that in involves an Iranian who is in love with an Afghanistan illegal immigrant. The performers are non-pros and the effect this has upon the viewer is close to documentary in nature. We become involved in the Afghan culture in a very real and immediate way.


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