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Track 143

Iran (2014) 90'

Director: Narges Abyar

Writer: Narges Abyar

Cinematographer: Payman Shadmanfar

Producer: Mohammad Hossein Ghasemi

Cast: Merila Zarei, Gelare Abasi, Mehran Ahmadi, Mohammad Javad Ezzati


Olfat is raising her children in hardship. She has one daughter and one son called Yonos who works in Kerman copper mine. Olfat used to go to the mine and give some food to her son. One day, she finds a note at home with this massage "My friends and I are going to enter the war as soldiers". After reading this note, Olfat and his friend's parents got worried about their sons. When operation Valfajr failed, they received news about Yonos's friend. Olfat is waiting for her son too. As she finds out that the Iraqi radio announces the Iranian captives' names, she ties a radio on her back and carries it everywhere. After fifteen year, a person calls her and say "My brother and your son are in the same prison in Iraq".