- Director : Atiq Rahimi
- Actors : Golshifteh Farahani, Hamid Djavdan, Hassina Burgan
- Genre : Drama
- Nationality : Persian
- Duration : 98 min
Somewhere, in Afghanistan or elsewhere, in a country torn apart by a war...
A beautiful woman in her thirties watches over her husband in a decrepit
room. He is reduced to the state of a vegetable because of a bullet in
the neck, and not only is he abandonned by his companions of the Jihad,
but also by his brothers. One day, the woman starts a solitary confession
to her silent husband. She talks about her childhood, her suffering, her
frustrations, her loneliness, her dreams, her desires... She touches him,
kisses him, things she could never have done before, even though they
have been married for the past 10 years. Therefore, this paralyzed man
unconsciously becomes “syngué sabour”, a magic stone which, according
to Persian mythology, when placed in front of a person shields him from
unhappiness, suffering, pains and miseries.
Based on the book by Atiq Rahimi, Goncourt Prize winner 2008, and
translated in 33 languages.