The Child and the Soldier (2000)

Koudak va sarbaz (original title)
| Drama | 2000 (Canada)
On New Year's Eve, a young soldier is looking forward to going home but is given orders to escort a juvenile delinquent to a distant reformatory. He sets off with the child handcuffed to him.


Reza Mirkarimi (as Seyyed Reza Mir-Karimi)


Reza Mirkarimi (as Seyyed Reza Mir-Karimi), Mohammad Rezaii Rad
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Mehdi Lotfi Mehdi Lotfi
Rohalah Hosseyni Rohalah Hosseyni
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Soghra Obeisi Soghra Obeisi ... (as Afarin Obeisi)
Mehran Rajabi Mehran Rajabi
Bijan Soltani Bijan Soltani
Julius Zagon Julius Zagon ... Jagro


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2000 (Canada) See more »

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Khorasan, Iran See more »


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