Gold and Copper

Synopsis: A Tehran mullah-in-training struggles to take care of his ailing wife and their children in this profoundly moving melodrama. A film of near-universal appeal, it puts a human face on Iran's Muslim clergy with its unusual tale of a man forced by hardship to become a better husband and father. Seyed Reza has just moved with his family to Tehran so he can study the Koran, and he relies on his lovely wife Zahra to look after their two young children and weave the intricate rugs that earn them a living. But one evening Zahra collapses and is taken to the hospital, where she's diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Scarcely able to process the tragedy, Seyed is left to cook, change diapers, walk his daughter to school and take his toddler son with him to his classes, where peers and elders treat him with scorn. But Seyed eventually learns to cope, his prayers and devotional studies taking on deeper meaning as he attends to the hard nightly work of rug weaving, getting through with a heavy assist
Genre: Drama
97 min

Ms. Atefeh, don't you have

homework to be watching TV?

Don't watch TV. Let's go!

Good, dear Amir Ali,

now I get you a diaper...

Eh, eh! What are you doing!?

That's why they say a second wife

is the greatest obligation.

I can't handle even one wife.

Tomorrow, go to the bazaar and get a new aba.

- Why an aba (cloak)?

- Yours is old..

It's not good for Tehran

You're too shy to look at me, but you're good

at hanging at the ladies' section.

I don't know why, no one lets their daughters

marry students of religious sciences.

What's your occupation?

I study religious sciences.

An akhund (mullah)?

Mr. Hadj, these clothes suit you.

Why don't you wear them all the time?

Sometimes it's very lucrative.

Gold and Copper

A Film by Homayoun Assadian

It's cold here, and you

don't take care of yourself.

Thank you so much.

Excuse me, Ms.

It's Sepideh.

Ms. Sepideh..

Today in the Aname (Quran chapter) session,

I saw a girl from our neighborhood.

She lost her husband in an accident.

No need to worry about me,..

I think about it.

I had wanted to talk with you about it.

Thank God you bring it up.

- Who is it?

- Salam alaikom Mr. Hadj.

This is your living room?

What a cute desk!

- Zahra...

- By God, if you touch me, I kill myself!

Those are beds...

You love her, don't you?

Zahra Sadat, you want to kill me?

Let me die first, then think about your fun!

You have a small home...

... but it has a good atmosphere.

Do you think I'm a kid? You want to fool me?

Now you're a Tehrani student of religious sciences.

You are tired? I am tired!

You think I'm having a blast?

And you just whine!

I take you and leave you there.

Take a room and study religious sciences,

like all normal students!

God, why don't you just kill me?

I got a day off to go to the (divorce) court.

Tala va Mes (Gold and Copper)

Film by Homayoun Assadian

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