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 went from the hospital

back to his village.

You don't have

any Afghan working here?

No, sir.

Do you know what it means

if you employ Afghans

without an authorization?


So, now that you know the law,

read this paper and sign it.

-What's that?

-A letter of compliance.


-How many Afghans work here?


Oh yeah? Who's he? Where's he?

You're looking at him.

You think you're funny?

I work more than the Afghans

and I am treated like dirt.

Enough bullshit, big mouth!

Get lost!


Hey, you signed it, right?


My respects.

Welcome any time.

-Is there anyone there?

-No, there's no one.

Okay, let's get out of here.

Don't worry. Come.

How was his work?

Not bad for a first day.

Hey, give this to Najaf.

That's kind of you.


Memar, is there any for me?

You can't get your eyes

off from the money.

Bring tea. Go.

When he sees money,

his tongue hangs out.

Memar, the account is

not correct.

Some money is missing.

I know, I know.

First you fix the walls,

then I'll give you the rest.

What are you doing?

This one is heavy.

Turn... bend a bit...

further back.

A few days

and you'll get used to it.

Then you'll carry loads

better than a mule.

Oh! Stupid kid,

where's your head?

Oh, my God. I'm getting blind.

I hope this place

will soon collapse!

It's become a nursery.

Any kid who shows up gets a job!

Here comes

the abominable snowman.

Have some hot tea.

It will melt the snow.

You stupid moron!

Hey! Wait, there!

What the hell's going on?

Go back to your work!

What have you done

with yourself?

I was going down the stairs

when I felt

that damn plaster falling on me.

I looked up and it was

that Afghan kid.

He's not fit for this work

and then this idiot is trying

to be funny!

That's enough.

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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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