Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Majid Majidi
Production: Miramax Films
  13 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

He's got five children to feed

and his wife passed away

last year.

His son could replace him.

Have you already worked

in construction?

A bit, but mostly

he was taking care

of his brothers and sisters.

What can you do?

This boy is smart.

He'll catch up very quickly.

Can't he speak for himself?

Kid, what can you do?

I hope he isn't deaf and dumb.

I said what work can you do?

It isn't a big deal

to carry cement sacks.

You're right,

but it takes strength

and this kid looks too weak.

One or two days,

and he'll be okay.

What is your name?


All right, I take him on trial

for two to three days.

-Let him work with you.

-God bless you.

Where have you been

since the morning?

I was doing the shopping.

Hurry up,

serve tea to the workers.

That's what I'm doing.

How come you thought

of serving me tea today?

I saw you in a nightmare.

Soltan, this is your boy?

No. This is Rahmat,

the son of Najaf.

Oh, Najaf is dead?

God forbids!

He's home with a broken foot.

I was only joking.

Najaf and I are good friends.

Have some tea.

-Come on, have some tea!

-Rahmat, have some tea.

Hey, this tea is from yesterday?

No, from last week.

Of course it's from today.

Then why are you giving me

this dishwater?

Get yourself a private servant!

What the hell is yourjob here?

Shut your big mouth!

You think you're so strong?

What is going on?

Get the hell back to your work!

Back to your work!

Memar, Memar, the government

inspectors are coming.

The inspectors are coming!

Afghans, run, all of you hide!

The inspectors are here!

Hide yourselves. Hurry up, run!

Hello, sir. Welcome!

Memar, we heard that an Afghan

worker fell from this building.


We haven't any Afghans here.

It was

one of my fellow countrymen.

Where is he now?

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Majid Majidi

Majid Majidi (Persian: مجید مجیدی‎, Persian pronunciation: [mæˌd͡ʒiːde mæd͡ʒiːˈdi]; born 17 April 1959) is an Iranian film director, film producer, and screenwriter who started his film career as an actor. In his films, Majidi has touched on many themes and genres and has won numerous international awards. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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