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Enigmatic Leena Alam finds here one of her best roles in the cinema.

Zohra, the fiancée

Of a brilliant beauty, she is at the same  time prodigious and distressing. There  is in the tone and her manners  something so particular that attracts  to her all the attentions. She remains a  prisoner of the traditions that soon she is going to challenge. Her attachment  for Darya, an always absent character,  gives an idea of the sorrow in which  certain desperate women live. Her  presence spreads throughout the film  as an illumination.

Delara

She is Sadegh's wife and Darya's mother. Her  cheerful relations with her husband place her  at once in the center of the story. She strives  to avoid forced recruitment of her son Darya.   Not receiving any news from him she becomes  inconsolable. This discreet woman devises a  plot that will trap all around her.   The engagement by proxy of his exiled son  gives her wings. Leena Alam finds here one of  its best roles in the cinema. 

Darya, the absent son

Feisty, ambitious, pushy and disrespectful  young man. He has a dashing figure. His  cruelty frightens his close relations. As a  child, he suffered from hardships in any  kinds. Driven by the desire to rise above his  condition, he made a clean sweep of the  past. His fast ascent raises many problems.  We do not know the real sources of his  recent wealth. He is ready to sell off his  dignity in exchange for easy wealth. When  he decides to build himself a new life, he  forgets everything. He changes his name,  his life and his identity. Without morality  and without love, the only thing that  matters in the world is himself and nobody  else. He erases perpetually any link with  past and his identity of origin.  
Enigmatic and mysterious of about forty  years old man. We do not know why he  returned to the country. We do not know  his intentions. We do not guess what he  looks for. When he becomes the passenger  of the taciturn Sadegh, he manages to  obtain his confidences. When the taxi driver  finally speaks, Amir is so absorbed that he  forgets everything. We learn that he has a  certain resemblance with Darya. As him, he  often changed his identity. An indiscretion  would have decided his fate. This  pathetically resigned character and his  unprepared return will give the story an  intense allegorical power. 
A taxi, taken in the thunderstorm, the ideal  meeting place, so that two strange lives  make us travel in a fascinating story of  absences and one way trips. 

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Hajigul Asser

The depth of his look amazes. In his expression  we read the pride, the concern and the  sadness. The obsession to find his son will  always follow him as a curse. In spite of a life  made of misadventures, his nobility remains  intact. Modest, he will remain discreet on his  sorrows. Not supporting the humiliation, he will invent  a terrible lie. A lie that makes all the obsessing  strangeness of the scenario.   Hajigul Asser embodies a surprising Sadeg  who will not leave anyone indifferent. 
Sadegh, the taxi driver
Amir the passenger
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The depth of his look amazes. In his expression we read 

the pride, the concern and the sadness. The obsession to 

find his son will always follow him as a curse. In spite of a 

life made of misadventures, his nobility remains intact. 

Modest, he will remain discreet on his sorrows. Not 

supporting the humiliation, he will invent a terrible lie. A 

lie that makes all the obsessing strangeness of the 

scenario. Hajigul Asser embodies a surprising Sadeg who 

will not leave anyone indifferent. 

Zohra, the fiancée

Of a brilliant beauty, she is at the same time prodigious and  distressing. There is in the tone and her manners something so  particular that attracts to her all the attentions. She remains a  prisoner of the traditions that soon she is going to challenge. Her attachment for Darya, an always absent character, gives an idea  of the sorrow in which certain desperate women live. Her  presence spreads throughout the film as an illumination.

Darya, the absent son

Feisty, ambitious, pushy and disrespectful young man. He has a dashing  figure. His cruelty frightens his close relations. As a child, he suffered from  hardships in any kinds. Driven by the desire to rise above his condition, he  made a clean sweep of the past. His fast ascent raises many problems. We  do not know the real sources of his recent wealth. He is ready to sell off his  dignity in exchange for easy wealth. When he decides to build himself a  new life, he forgets everything. He changes his name, his life and his  identity. Without morality and without love, the only thing that matters in  the world is himself and nobody else. He erases perpetually any link with  past and his identity of origin.  
Enigmatic and mysterious of about forty years old man. We do not know  why he returned to the country. We do not know his intentions. We do  not guess what he looks for. When he becomes the passenger of the  taciturn Sadegh, he manages to obtain his confidences. When the taxi  driver finally speaks, Amir is so absorbed that he forgets everything. We  learn that he has a certain resemblance with Darya. As him, he often  changed his identity. An indiscretion would have decided his fate. This  pathetically resigned character and his unprepared return will give the  story an intense allegorical power. 
A taxi, taken in the thunderstorm, the ideal meeting place, so that two  strange lives make us travel in a fascinating story of absences and one  way trips. 

Delara

She is Sadegh's wife and Darya's mother. Her cheerful

relations with her husband place her at once in the center

of the story. She strives to avoid forced recruitment of her

son Darya. Not receiving any news from him she becomes

inconsolable. This discreet woman devises a plot that will trap all around her. The engagement by proxy of his exiled son gives her wings. Leena Alam finds here one of its best roles in the cinema.
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