The Runner

The Runner
  • 1984
  • Iran
  • 1h 34min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Amir Naderi
  • Written by: Behrouz Gharibpour, Amir Naderi
  • Cast: Abbas Nazeri, Majid Niroumand, Musa Torkizadeh
  • Language: Persian

A 13-year-old boy tries to scrape together a living on the streets of an Iranian seaport, and his running ability comes in handy at keeping him out of trouble. Determined to improve his lot, he enrols in an adult literacy class where learning becomes a ritual that gives his life meaning. Continually engrossing semi-autobiographical piece offering a detailed insight into the workings of another culture.

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