There are gaps in the story but this child actor is so successful . Also it has been shooted with very bad camera . There is no depth of field , everything is blurry and there is no detail or close up shots. For me these are this film's bad sides. However this slowmotion final shot was covered technical deficiencies.
Amir Naderi's THE RUNNER or the art of standing up on your feet! ... One of the wonderful impressionistic portraits of the adolescence through whole film history is the story of the adventure for both its protagonist and director. Seeing it after 26 years of its first release time, we might call this adventure as a rare ambition of his director!