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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 overview, first billed only:
Hossein Abedini ... Lateef
Zahra Bahrami ... Baran
... 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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Opening Weekend USA:

$21,702, 9 December 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$125,900, 19 May 2002
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Majid Majidi's 5th feature 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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Afghan cobbler: A man alone is a neighbor of God.
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Excellent!
26 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

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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