A powerful examination of life during Iran's horrific war with Iraq. Shot in black and white, this film clearly derives inspiration from Vittorio de Sica's Bicycle Thieves and examines the war through the eyes of Bora, a young boy who fled to Tehran with his family. When his father's car is stolen, the family is robbed of its only source of income. As his father takes Bora along in his desperate search for the missing vehicle, we glimpse the despair faced by low income families in times of war. Deeply atmospheric and moving.