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Baran -- Winner for Best Film at the Montreal Film Festival, this wonderfully romantic and uplifting story is from the acclaimed director of the Academy Award nominee CHILDREN OF HEAVEN (Best Foreign Language Film, 1999).
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14 March 2002 (Netherlands) See more »
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
13 wins & 5 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)
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
Asghar Ghanbari ... Middleman in the Bazar
Hamid Houshman ... Middleman in the Bazar
Khalil Rahmani ... Kurdish workers' chief
Ezzatollah Bayati ... Traveler
Sanaz Mirfakhari ... Girl in the park
Hassan Hosseinbaksh ... Afghan Worker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christopher Maleki ... Hassan

Directed by
Majid Majidi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Majid Majidi 

Produced by
Majid Majidi .... producer
Fouad Nahas .... producer
Original Music by
Ahmad Pezhman 
Cinematography by
Mohammad Davudi 
Film Editing by
Hassan Hassandoost 
Production Design by
Behzad Kazzazi 
Set Decoration by
Behzad Kazzazi 
Costume Design by
Behzad Kazzazi 
Malek Jahan Khazai 
Makeup Department
Jahanjou Jafari .... makeup artist (as Jahanjoo Jafary)
Mohsen Mossavi .... makeup designer
Affarine Sadeghi .... makeup artist
Production Management
Seyyed Saeed Seyedzadeh .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sirrus Hassanpur .... first assistant director
Hassan Najafi .... second assistant director
Behzad Rafi .... third assistant director
Sound Department
Effat Attary .... sound department archives
Hossein Bashash .... boom operator
Mohammad Reza Delpak .... sound designer
Houra Maleki .... assistant sound mixer
Yadollah Najafi .... sound recordist
Ali Nouri .... assistant sound mixer
Amir Tusi .... assistant sound mixer
Babak Valadi .... assistant sound mixer
Special Effects by
Mohsen Ruzbahani .... special effects supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Mostafa Bafroomi .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Roger La Prairie .... colorist
Music Department
Amir Aslani .... musician: flute
Ardeshir Kamkar .... musician
Other crew
Munir Gheidi .... script girl
Reza Hamidi .... production assistant
Hormoz Larijani .... financial manager
Fouad Nahas .... screenplay consultant
Mehdi Sheni .... production assistant
Ali Moallem .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Rain" - USA (literal English title)
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Rated PG for language and brief violence
94 min
Color (Fujicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Baran, the female protagonist, does not say a single word throughout the film.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: When Lateef travels to meet Soltan, director 'Majid Majidi' is reflected in the glass in the bus.See more »
Afghan cobbler:From the hot fire of being apart, comes the flame that burns the heart.See more »


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32 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Excellent!, 26 December 2004
Author: svitor72 from Portugal

If I could give 100 points for this movie, I would, but I will just have to give it a perfect 10.

As they say, "Actions speak louder than words" and this is how I would describe this movie.

Seeing this movie makes one take account of his/her life. There is so much that us take for granted in our daily lives that by seeing this movie we can start appreciate what we have.

Latif gave everything in the name of kindness and love for his neighbor. He even risked his life in order to show his inner kindness towards others. Meeting Baran taught him a lot about how to show love and gentleness for others.

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