Not Rated | | Drama
Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.
Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 1999 (#02).
But it wasn't Farhad who dug Behistun.
Hole Digger: I know.
Engineer: Who Then?
Hole Digger: It was love. The love of Shirin.
Engineer: Bravo! You must know love.
Hole Digger: A man without love cannot live.
When the engineer is driving back from the mountain, he stops and picks up someone who is walking down the road and starts talking to him, but when the camera shows the car from long shot for the first time, there is no one in the car other than the engineer.
$21,417 (USA) (30 July 2000)
$213,253 (USA) (26 November 2000)
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