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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
  • In Iran, when the illegal Afghan worker Najaf (Gholam Ali Bakhshi) breaks his foot in an accident in a construction of a building, his fragile son Rahmat becomes his replacement. The master Memar (Mohammad Amir Naji) makes Rahmat responsible for feeding the worker, and brings the young Lattef (Hossein Abedini), who was responsible for this task, to the heavy work. Latted becomes jealous of Rahmat, and spends a cruel treatment to him. However, when Lateef finds that Rahmar is indeed a girl called Baran (Zahra Bahrami), he falls in love for her and spends all his savings and gives his best efforts to protect her family and her.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • At a construction site in Tehran, Afghan refugees provide cheap labor. When Najaf, an Afgan widower, breaks his foot in a fall, he dresses his teen daughter Baran as a man and sends her in his place. Memar, the avuncular foreman, sees that this "lad" is too weak to carry bags of cement, so he gives Baran's job to his tea boy, Lateef, and gives her Lateef's easy assignment. Lateef is furious with Baran, but when he discovers her secrets--that she is a young woman and the sole bread-winner of a large family--he discovers within himself more noble and empathic impulses. His transformation and actions become the film's center.

    - Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>
  • 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.

    - Written by Anonymous


It is winter in Teheran. Lateef is 17. He works in a building construction managed by MEMAR, the site foreman...

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