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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 »
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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?

Selected as Iran's submission in the Best Foreign Film category for the 2001 Oscars.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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23 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
a wonderful window to a different world., 6 September 2002
Author: wanda abraham from Coconut Creek, Fl

When I first turned the movie on, I really did not think I was going to enjoy it as much as I did. What I initially perceived to be a movie about a group of men working at a building site, was indeed a powerful story of unselfish love. The actors seemed raw and unpolished which gave it the feeling of reality in such a harsh corner of the world. The cinematography was incredible. A building site is an usual location for a love story. The actors and director did such a wonderful job, that I did not focus that much on their dismal surroundings. With the way love and sex is treated in many movies, it was wonderful to see how one could feel the love and devotion of one person of another without as much as a touch or kiss. I was also so touched by the lengths that the young man went through to help the girl he loved and her family. It did not even matter to him that she was unaware that he had given up everything he had for them. One of the best movies I have seen in a long time.

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