The Silence 2000
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Even though the landlord has threatened Khorshid and his mother to throw their stuff out of the house, all Khorshid, a 9-year-old boy, can think of is to connect to the world around him via sounds. Every day, he takes the bus to an instrument-making workshop and at the last stop there’s always an 11-year-old girl, Nadereh, waiting for him to get him to the workshop. The last time around, they first enter a big and crowded bazaar and once he hears music playing in the radio somewhere, he changes his way towards the sound. After a while, Nadereh realizes that she has lost him and finds him by tracking the sound of the music. The owner of the workshop gets angry seeing them and threatens to throw them out. On the way home, he finds out the landlord is still asking for the delayed rents. An itinerant musician is willing to play instrument for the landlord in order to stop him from throwing them out from their house. However, Khorshid believes that the landlord does not like music and all he wants is money. While the musicians play music hoping that maybe the landlord would have mercy on them, the landlord throws their furniture out without hesitation and Khorshid’s mother gets out of the house with the only thing that is left behind: a mirror. But Khorshid is deeply absorbed in his own world, and in the bazaar he stops upon hearing the sound of hammer hitting the copper cookware, and waves his hand up and down like a conductor. Shortly afterwards, the coppersmith apprentices follow his hands’ movements and hit the copper cookware with their hammers, and the sound of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 gets echoed in the place.