Zero Bridge

Synopsis: A chance encounter between a teen pickpocket and one of his victims changes his plans to escape his dreary life.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Tariq Tapa
Production: The Film Desk
  5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

Mommy, l know it's been a long time

since l wrote you.

l am going to school and

doing very well.

Every morning l get up early,

and write my to- do list... you taught me.

My love for you will never end.

Hey, what are you doing here?

- l am waiting.

- For who?

- My cousin is coming.

- lt's illegal to stand here.

l didn't realize that.

We have orders to shoot on sight.

l didn't know that, sir.

Show some identification.

Fine, but you have to go now.

- What's two more minutes?

He'll be here.

- Meet him over there.

- Just two minutes, sir.

- That's it. Now go!

Either on that side or that one.

- They won't let me stand anywhere.


You know him?

Yes, sir.


He's my cousin, sir.

ldiot could get shot here!

- l'm taking him to school.

- This is no place to wait!

- Okay, sir...he was mistaken.

- Don't stop here! Just go!

What are you saying?

No way you could pick pockets!

Why do you think l can't?

- What crap. You're just a kid!

- l've got lots of experience.

You're full of shit, kid.

Just give me one chance.

Leave jewelry in the bag,

give me the cash.

Found a phone.

We'll sell it.

Never throw away chocolate!

Found a passport.

Show me.

Can we sell it?

Too risky, toss it...

let's move.

How much for this?

Are you usually such a pig?

What are you writing?

l like to stay organized.

- What's happening?

- Just a minute.

Where are you going?

Wait for me.

l'll be right back.

Want some?

- So you're going then?

- Yeah.

- Where's the rest?

- What rest?

- Lunch and bus fare?

- Exactly.

l busted my ass for chump change?

Welcome to the work force.

lt's your first day.

l could've made more elsewhere!

Maybe you should go elsewhere.

But you just sat there!

So? That's how l teach.

- ls this really it?

- What did you expect, kid?


lf you ever touch me again...

...l will slap the hell out of you.

Hear what l said?

Wise- ass punk!

- l told you don't touch me!

- Don't push me!

Whoa! What's all this?


Where's your lD? Your address?

That's your scooter?

- Yes, sir.

Let's see the papers.

These are expired!

Why yes, sir.

What's this for?

- Please take it.

- What do you call this?

Where do you think you're going?

- Hello, sir.

- Move it.

- Get in.

- You want me to sit there?

- Where else then?

- But what about the rats?

No harm adding two more rats.

- Move it!

- But there's rats in there!


Hi Mom...just writing again to let you

know how l've been doing.

You may have heard people say l've

done some bad things.

People here change like the weather,

so l'll set the record straight for you.

l am going to school.

And l am just fine there.

And l hope you will forgive me for

what l am.

- Sir, l am here to see the officer.

- What for?

Yesterday you arrested a boy

from Brein...

That's where l'm from, too.

Wait here. l'll tell him.

Sir, somebody here from Brein says he

knows someone we arrested.

- When?

- Yesterday, sir. He wants to see you.

Make him wait a while.

Tell Saqib to send in that guy

who wanted to see me.

Yes, sir.

Hello, sir.

That guy is here for you.

Send him.

Come in.


- What's his name?

- Dilawar.

- What's your relation?

- l am his Uncle.

- Your form, please.

- Yes, sir.

- Ali Mohammed.

- Yes, sir.

Your last name and Dilawar's

don't match. Why is that?

Well sir, it's because he was adopted by

my sister- in- law.

She got him from the hospital,


For a while my brother

took care of him.

When they started having

their own kids...

...he asked me to leave him somewhere.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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