WAYS TO RUN

By Aboozar AMINI

CINEFONDATION - LA RESIDENCE DU FESTIVAL - as PROMO

Drama - Development 2019


    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • AFGHANISTAN, NETHERLANDS
    • Director(s)
    • Aboozar AMINI
    • Synopsis
    • Years of war have rendered Kabul a war-torn, chaotic city. Kabul and Kabulis oscillate between good and evil, leaving and staying, certainty and uncertainty, life and death, optimism and despair. In the midst of this madness, ABAS (45), a scrupulous bus driver, a notorious hashish smoker and gambler, wants to reinstate law and order with the help of his apprentice, AFSHIN (16). As the sole breadwinner of his family, Afshin cleans the bus, calls for passengers, collects fare, chases pickpockets, and fare evaders. Abas calls him Hero of Kabul. Abas and Afshin’s clientele represents Kabul’s diverse social tapestry of jubilant families going to weddings, solemn soldiers riding to the graveyard to pay their respects to their fallen colleagues, drug addicts being taken to rehabilitation camps, and students commuting to school. After a series of events, while Afshin joins a gang of pickpockets, Abas gambles his bus and loses it.