DVDRip, XviD. In Farsi, with optional English & Portuguese subtitles
During Shah’s regime when Mohsen Makhmalbaf is a 17-year old guerrilla, along with a girl, who is a guerrilla as well they attack a policeman to disarm him. The police and Makhmalbaf wound each other and the girl disappears.
20 years later, when Makhmalbaf is a 37 year old director and gives an add in the newspaper for choosing the cast of “Salam Cinema”, the ex-policeman goes to Makhmalbaf’s house and sends a message to Makhmalbaf through his youngest daughter “Hana” and asks for a role in the cinema. Makhmalbaf decides to make a movie of the disarmament that happened 20 years ago from today’s view. He chooses a 17-year old young man to play his role when he was young. Then each of them follows their own youth with a separate camera to track the truth in the method that the incident had taken place 20 years ago. Both of them reach the disarmament location from two different directions but the 17- year old young, whom plays the role of Makhmalbaf’s youth, is not willing to act violently and wound the policeman, even for justice. On the other hand it becomes obvious that the policeman, who didn’t know about the attack incident, had fallen in love slow by slow with the guerrilla girl that has come along with Makhmalbaf for disarming him. And even when he gets wounded and becomes unconscious he does not discover the girl’s secret and he had carried the sorrow of that love in his heart for 20 years and he was looking for his lost love all these years. And now that he has realized the truth, he reacts towards the 20 years that he has lost.
Screenwriter, Editor & Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Director of Photography: Mahmoud Kalari
Sound: Nezameddin Kiaee
Music: Majid Entezami
Set Designer: Reza Alghemand
Cast: Mirhadi Tayyebi
Maryam Mohammad – Amini
Executive Manager & Still photography: Mohammad Ahmadi
Producer: Makhmalbaf Film House
1996, color, 78 mins.