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Another film by Majid Majidi. He proofed himself to make films simple but with artistic touches. An adolescent son workng for his family comes back and finds that his mother remarried a policeman. With all fury he hates his step father without finding out what sort of man he was. He runs away and the stepfather searches for him and finds him. On their return journey they have to undergo hardships while traveling through desert and empathy builds up between them. Majidi's touches are in many scenes like the accident which killed the boys father was shown with the boy at the scene, he knows when to stop the narrative. The boy and the stepfather lying dehydrated over a stream,. The photograph of the stepfather with his mother and sisters drifting from the pocket of the stepfather and stops at the nose of the boy indicating reconciliation and the boy's discovery of a new father. And then he ends the film. I get used now by the abrupt ending in his films. The best acting is by the mother, a suffering poor woman who is torn between the love to the son and to the man who is her husband now. Great story, I love most of Majid Majidi's film till now.
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