Bashu, the Little Stranger

By Bahram Beyzaï

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Original title – Bashu Gharibeh Kouchak
International title – Bashu the Little Stranger
French title – Bashu Le Petit Etranger


Ten-year-old Bashu is orphaned when his Persian Gulf village is bombed. Hiding in the back of a truck, he is taken north around the Caspian Sea, where he jumps off. The people in this alien land take a dislike to the little stranger and deride his skin and accent. Nai, a woman whose husband is away, finds the boy and accepts him as her own son…


Soussan Tasslimi
Adnan Afravian
Parviz Pourhosseini 


Written & Directed by – Bahram Beyzaï
Director of Photography – Firouz Malekzadeh
Editing – Bahram Beyzaï
Sound Designers – Jahanguir Mirshekari & Asghar Shahverdi
Art Direction – Iraj Raminfar
Make-Up Artist – Farhang Moayeri 

Produced by – Institute for Intellectual Development of Children & Young Adults – Kanoon