Synopsis by Mark Deming
A teenager sets out to conquer the real world in this comedy from Iranian filmmaker Abolfazl Jalili. Navid (Navid Raisi) is a young man of seventeen who has left the small town where he was born and raised to seek his fortune. Navid has two great dreams -- he wants to get a job teaching Persian literature, and he longs to meet and marry a pretty girl -- and when he arrives in a big city near the border of Iran and Pakistan, he sets out to make them a reality. Navid learns that in order to get a job as a teacher, he has to get letters of recommendation from two townspeople, so he tries hard to make friends who will be able to help him. Navid also has to prove he has no criminal record; the process takes much longer than he expected, and he takes on a variety of part time jobs to make money and prove his mettle in the meantime. Navid also meets a beautiful young woman named Mahrokh (Jamileh Baluchi) and is determined to win her hand, despite some strong initial resistance on her part.