Germany/Iran/Czech Republic
111 MIN

Ahmad is an exiled teacher living in a small poor village with mostly ethnic Baloch alongthe Iranian border with Afghanistan. He acquaints a family of illegal Hazara refugees who are fleeing an immediate threat from the Taliban’s rise to power. Soon after Ahmad begins to realize that prejudice and dogma are dictating all of their lives and his perspective on what is right and what is wrong changes drastically. He decides to save a young forbidden love but that decision can have dire consequences for everyone.

Big Screen Award (Rotterdam IFF, 2023)

Cast & Crew
Producer(s): Kaveh Farnam, Farzad Pak
Director: Abbas Amini
Script: Abbas Amini, Hossein Farrokhzad
Director of Photography: Saman Lotfian
Production Designer: Maziar Mirhadizadeh
Music by: Atena Eshtiaghi
Sound: Mehrshad Malakooti
Edit: Hayedeh Safiyari
Cast: Pouria Rahimi Sam, Hamed Alipour, Naser Sajjadi Hosseini, Behafarid Ghaffarian
Production: Europe Media Nest, Pakfilm, FilmIran

Abbas Amini
Born in Abadan, Iran in 1983, he moved to Tehran in 2001 and began working as an assistant director on various feature films. His first short films and documentaries focused on social topics such as the consequences of the Iraq-Iran war and particularly the welfare of children. He has been a volunteer for the Association for the Protection of Child Labourers (APCL) for the past ten years. His debut feature film VALDERAMA screened in the 2016 Berlinale Generation.


Valderrama (2016), Hendi & Hormoz (2018), The Slaughterhouse (2020), I Am Here! (2020), Endless Borders (2023)․