Bashu, The Little Stranger - 1989
Directed by Bahram Beyzaie
Young Bashu (Adnan Afravian) flees his war-torn home and finds a family in a far-away village willing to take him in. Bashu has difficulty fitting into his new surroundings and is not accepted by many of the villagers because of his dark skin. Further complicating things is the language barrier that exists between he and his new family.
Color, 1 hour 57 minutes, Farsi
Original Title: Bashu Gharibeh Koucheck
Trailer currently not available, Watch Scene (Farsi w/English subtitles)
Firouzan Rank # 27
|Parvis Pourhosseini||Gesmateh Shambeh Sarani|
|Moaazez Banidought||Bashu's Mother|
|Nematt Yamini||Bashu's Father|
|Khadijeh Nejat||Bashu's Sister|
|Producer||Ali Reza Zarrin|
|Director of Photography||Firouz Malekzadeh|
|Sound Recordist||Jahanghir Mirshekari
|Production Designer||Bahram Beyzaie
|Sound Mixer||Hassan Zahedi|
Bashu's family and home are destroyed by an air strike.
Bashu (Adnan Afravian) stows away on a truck to escape the bloodshed.
Naiijan (Susan Taslimi) leaves some bread out after discovering a frightened Bashu.
Finding common ground amongst their differing native languages.
Bashu is not well-received by Naiijan's extended family.
Bathing Bashu, with or without his cooperation.
Naiijan observes Bashu's strange and erratic behavior.
Protecting the crops during the night watch.
The village children head towards a confrontation with Bashu.
Meeting the one-armed stranger.
By Janet Maslin The New York Times
Airborne danger hovers over the 10-year-old title character of the Iranian film "Bashu, the Little Stranger," but it changes as radically as the young boy's surroundings do. He is at the Persian Gulf as the film begins, experiencing the terrors of an Iraqi air raid (the film has silhouetted warplanes flying behind its opening titles) and watching in anguish as the bombing kills his parents and destroys his home. Continued
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