It is based on Ernest Hemingway's 1937 novel To Have and Have Not, but it moves the setting from Cuba to the south of Iran and the shores of the Persian Gulf. All the events of the film are nationalized.

It is considered one of the greatest Iranian films by critics.

Naser Taghvai's 4th feature film.

Naser Taghvai's first film after the Islamic revolution in Iran.

It won a prize in Locarno Film Festival 1988.