Drama - Development 2013

Sanam, in her early thirties, travels to Berlin to meet Daniel, a man she got to know through internet. She got acquainted with Hakan while waiting for Daniel. It turns out that Hakan is non other than Daniel, not knowing how to tell her the truth about choosing Daniel as his bogus identity.

    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Asghar FARHADI
    • Writer(s)
    • Asghar FARHADI, Payman MAADI
    • Producer(s)
    • Behrooz HASHEMIAN (Silkroad Production), Setareh FARSI (Silkroad Production)
    • Synopsis
    • Sanam, a 31-32 year old woman, travels to Berlin to visit a man for the first time, a man she has met via online chatting.
      It is obvious that she has gone through a lot of difficulties to arrange this trip. At the Berlin Airport, she finds out that the man, Daniel, would arrive in Berlin ealry the next morning.
      Daniel asks Sanam to spend the night in a bar where his friend works. On her way to the bar, Sanam takes the train and meets a man of Turkish origin named Hakan. Hakan is married, with a child and many financial and personal problems in his life, especially with his wife. He helps Sanam find the address, and this is the begining of their story.
      Sanam spends the remaining hours before her randezvous with Daniel in the company of Hakan, who is free and has nothing else to do. This forms the begining of another relationship, as Sanam, who is in love with Daniel, finds out that Hakan has fallen in love with her.
      Through the story, we gradually realize that Hakan is in fact none other than Daniel himself. While he was in contact with Sanam via internet, he had created a bogus character named Daniel, with a completely diffrent personality from his own.
      Now, in these final hours, he tries to tell Sanam the true story about Daniel and Hakan, but Sanam has such wholehearted faith in the bogus Daniel that Hakan cannot tell her the truth.
      He simply doesn't know how to call off the early morning randezvous between Sanam and Daniel.
    • Partners & financing
    • Media Plus Development Fund
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2012