When a young married couple’s car breaks down on the way to the Imam Reza shrine at Mashhad, the nearest town yields a peculiar man who can help fix their car so long as the wife takes his place as teacher of the town school.
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I believe the reason this film fails to resonate as much as I feel it should is due to the fact that it is deeply entrenched in Iranian culture and Mythology. Unfortunately that also means what I was able to connect just simply lacked that real "aHA!" moment that most Kiarostami has for me. A challenge.