The story of 12-year-old Ali and his three friends. Together they work hard to survive and support their families, doing small jobs in a garage and committing petty crimes to make fast money. In a turn of events that seems miraculous, Ali is entrusted to find hidden treasure underground. He recruits his gang, but first, to gain access to the tunnel, the children must enroll at the Sun School, a charitable institution that tries to educate street kids and child laborers, close to where the treasure is located.
Winner of best young actor award to Rouhollah Zamani at Venice Film Festival.
Majid Majidi, Nima Javidi
Rouhollah Zamani, Shamila Shirzad, Javad Ezzati, Mahdi Mousavi, Abolfazl Shirzad, Mani Ghafouri
Majid Majidi, Amir Banan
Majidi Film Production
Born in Tehran, Iran, in 1959. He first worked as an actor in the student theater. His experience in theater, professional and amateur, continued until 1979, the year of the Islamic Revolution. After that, he became a film actor and started producing short films. From him, Mostra exhibited Baduk (1992), Father (1996), awarded in San Sebastián and winner of the honorable mention of Critics at Mostra, Baran (2001) and The Song of Sparrows (2008).