The Deserted Station | 2004

Drama, Foreign
The story of a photographer, and his wife, a former schoolteacher, who are driving on a pilgrimage to Mashad from Tehran. When their car breaks down and they find themselves stranded in an ancient, crumbling village ...more

Cast

... The Wife

Actor

... The Husband

Actor

... Feizollah

Actor

... The Signal Guard

Actor

Synopsis

The story of a photographer, and his wife, a former schoolteacher, who are driving on a pilgrimage to Mashad from Tehran. When their car breaks down and they find themselves stranded in an ancient, crumbling village, the husband encounters the village's sole adult male and self-appointed guardian, who teaches at the local school. As the husband accompanies the man to another town to get a part for the car, his wife, a former teacher, takes over the teaching duties at the school. Although a quiet and reserved woman, she quickly develops a close bond with the women and children of the village, who instinctively notice she is suffering from a personal loss. Her warm and reassuring presence in the classroom brings unexpected humor from the children who live in this strange, deserted place. When a game of hide-and-seek among abandoned trains inspires a mysterious hallucination for the woman, her perception and understanding of the world changes. Neither she, nor the children, will ever be the same.

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