VOICE OF NADER

00:00:05:23 00:00:08:16 - Where shall we start? From the beginning?

00:00:08:19 00:00:12:09 - Start from the beginning. Introduce yourself first.

VOICE OF NADER

00:00:13:03 00:00:15:03 - By the name of Allah.

00:00:15:06 00:00:17:01 My name is Nader Modalal

00:00:17:23 00:00:21:00 I don't know if you know me or not. I'm Bahador's father-in-law.

00:00:21:10 00:00:26:09 It was 6AM when me & Jamal went to my son-in-law's house.

TEXT ON BLACK

00:00:26:23 00:00:30:09 Somewhere in north of Iran - 2012

DIALOGS

00:00:36:21 00:00:37:19 Let's call the driver...

00:00:41:12 00:00:44:14 I told him to come to take Barre

00:00:49:11 00:00:52:17 Turn around, turn

00:00:54:05 00:00:55:15 Come here, boy

00:00:56:11 00:01:00:17 Lift your leg up

00:01:01:05 00:01:06:01 Bravo... Bravo...

 

01.15

This is a story of animals and men. In northern Iran where livestock is celebrated in folklore, bulls are still bred to fight. Here a well fed, well cared for bull can reap hefty rewards.

00:01:33:00 I bet 80 to 100.

01:40

Strong combatants possess natural aggressiveness, good stature and long horns. No longer pitted against the land, these half tonne beasts are reared to joust with their own kind for the sport of men.

02:09

Being led out of the stalls today is Barre, a bull renowned for killing an opponent.

00:02:15:17 00:02:17:18 Tell me, boy. Tell me?

02.37

Urging him on is Bahador, a man with a complex obsession with his charge.

00:02:50:13 00:02:51:20 Jump, boy

00:02:54:05 00:02:58:18 Majid, you can come with the 206. Mehrdad, my friend will come with you.

00:03:41:09 00:03:44:13 Go and see where it's dry and we'll come from there.

03:05

The bull is led from its solitary stall onto a truck for transport to a suitable field.

03.16

Those who care for it excited by the thirst for money and glory.

03.25

Crowds draw in, mostly men.

03.55

This village arena with its rickety fence will be no match against a raging bull.

04.15

Sums of money change hands.

04.33

Bahador weighs up the odds.

04.50

A last few whispered words of incitement.

05.00

Bonds are strengthened, and rivalries heightened.

00:04:18:23 00:04:20:21 I bet 80 to 100

00:04:20:22 00:04:22:16 100 to 100

00:05:23:04 00:05:25:00 If more people come on the field I will hit them.

00:05:25:03 00:05:28:13 Today I'm only the referee. Put friendship aside today.

00:05:34:12 00:05:37:22 I swear, I still haven't sharpened the horn.

00:05:59:20 00:06:03:18 Untie him, take him to the square.

00:06:38:20 00:06:41:00 Sit down, sit down...

00:06:57:05 00:07:03:10 Be careful! Stay away!

07.04

As the excitement mounts the bulls are brought to face eachother. Which will have the strength to wound or drive the other from the makeshift ring? As they are freed to lock horns, something in the crowd is released too.

00:07:54:23 00:07:57:07 What kinda fight is this, bastard?

08.50

A victor must emerge. At stake not just money, but a wider honour.

BEGINNING CREDITS ON BLACK

00:09:15:06 00:09:18:08 Barre's Silence

00:09:18:09 00:09:23:22 Morvarid Peyda Mehrdad Ahmadpour

VOICE OF NADER

00:09:44:18 00:09:46:22 That day, we lost

 

00:09:47:13 00:09:53:13 if we won, the people of "Khoshke bijar" would have gained around 700 000$

00:09:54:05 00:09:55:23 When a bull lose the fight

00:09:56:00 00:10:00:15 ... not only his owner. But all his fans get disturbed

00:10:00:18 00:10:03:12 Not because of gambling or money...

00:10:04:01 00:10:06:19 ... is just like Football national team

00:10:07:06 00:10:09:09 If your team lose you will be upset.

00:10:09:14 00:10:11:14 If it wins you will be honorable

00:10:12:04 00:10:14:19 All people in "Koshke bijar" love Barre

00:10:15:12 00:10:18:22 You can find his Photo in all stores.

00:10:19:09 00:10:23:05 That day, people were not sad for the money they'd lost

00:10:24:00 00:10:27:00 They were depressed because of Barre's broken pride.

DIALOGS

00:10:28:10 00:10:31:21 "Barre" lost the fight against "Rush". How on earth is that possible?!

10.33

In the calm after the storm the bloodied bull is left to regain its breath, whilst the winner claims his spoils.

00:10:43:10 00:10:45:00 - Spend all the money on yourself and enjoy

00:10:45:01 00:10:47:12 - Let's go to my place.

00:10:47:13 00:10:49:18 Thank you.

00:11:02:01 00:11:03:11 Where's dear Nader?

00:11:05:22 00:11:08:12 Thanks, Ramin.

00:11:13:22 00:11:15:00 Thanks

00:11:15:05 00:11:18:07 I'm not here to get the winnings

00:11:18:08 00:11:19:23 I only came to apologize.

QUESTION

00:11:22:04 00:11:26:01 Mr. Nader! Who was Barre's owner in the fight he lost?

VOICE OF NADER

00:11:26:14 00:11:28:05 Actually Barre's mine.

00:11:28:07 00:11:30:19 I got into trouble a year ago

00:11:31:01 00:11:33:03 and I gave him to my son-in-law, Bahador

00:11:33:11 00:11:35:23 Although, just for safekeeping

00:11:36:11 00:11:41:11 Little by little, he gave me the money. Because I was in need

00:11:41:22 00:11:44:12 But I didn't figure out how he owned the bull

00:11:45:00 00:11:49:06 Because of Barre people paid a lot of attention to Bahador.

00:11:49:22 00:11:54:12 His motorcycle sales were tripled just because of Barre

00:11:54:19 00:11:56:16 Then I came back a year after

00:11:57:08 00:11:58:22 I wanted to get the bull back

00:11:59:05 00:12:02:01 But he didn't give me Barre. He asked me for paying my debts.

00:12:02:08 00:12:07:19 I didn't have enough money. So I called Jamal the redhead

QUESTION

00:12:08:05 00:12:12:14 - How could Jamal solve the problem?

DIALOGS

00:12:13:04 00:12:16:01 Bahador said that he will stop Nader.

00:12:16:10 00:12:20:02 I said that you're family, don't argue over a bull.

00:12:20:06 00:12:24:11 He said he has paid bull's price to Nader and that he has the last say.

00:12:24:22 00:12:26:08 He was not agree with that fight

00:12:26:14 00:12:33:04 and if Nader wants Barre to fight he has to give my money back.

00:12:33:14 00:12:35:17 He knew Nader didn't have any money

00:12:36:00 00:12:37:16 I told him, no problem

00:12:38:02 00:12:42:07 I'll pay for the bull but I don't have 7000 $ in cash.

00:12:42:17 00:12:48:08 I said I'd give him a cheque

00:12:48:19 00:12:51:15 and if the bull lose or die I‘ll sure pay him.

12.54

Who owns the hapless Barre is less than clear, but Bahador wants him back.

00:13:01:23 00:13:04:15 Masti?

(He is calling Barre)

00:13:05:14 00:13:07:06 boy?

00:13:26:23 00:13:29:06 Masti? My boy?

13.10

Calling at the house of Jamal, who claimed the bull to pay the debts of Bahador's father-in-law -Nader.

00:13:31:01 00: 13:32:12 Forget Nader

00:13:32:18 00:13:34:22 I called his mobile, but it's switched off.

00:13:37:05 00:13:39:21 Mr.Sayyed, it's me, Bahador.

00:13:46:03 00:13:49:14 - Did they bring Barre here or not?

00:13:50:00 00:13:52:03 - I don't know

00:13:53:01 00:13:54:06 - Nader's not home?

00:13:54:13 00:13:56:07 - I haven't seen him go out

00:13:59:10 00:14:05:19 - Forget Barre, Nader's useless. Go to Chaloos and buy another bull.

VOICE OF NADER

00:14:10:14 00:14:13:22 Bahador called me and said now that Barre's lost...

00:14:14:05 00:14:16:15 Give him to me again

00:14:17:02 00:14:19:20 I said I don't have Barre, Jamal has.

00:14:20:05 00:14:23: 15 That day we lost and I had no more money to pay Jamal

00:14:24:00 00:14:25:16 So I was forced to give Barre to him

00:14:25:22 00:14:29:01 But just for safekeeping till I pay my debts

00:14:29:10 00:14:34:06 the day after stupid Bahador went to Jamal's home.

DIALOGS

00:14:35:01 00:14:36:11 That's Jamal's house

00: 14:37:05 00:14:38:14 It's that one. Go then.

00:14:39:13 00:14:42:15 Tell his wife, we want to see Barre

00:14:44:03 00:14:47:06 let her see you

00:14:51:14 00:14:53:00 Jamal?

00:14:54:00 00:14:58:17 Daddy's gone to hid teashop

00:14:59:21 00:15:02:11 Do you have the key? It's Bahador

00:15:02:21 00:15: 03:10 Go in

00:15:03:17 00:15:07:00 Hi Madam! How are you?

00:15:08:09 00:15:11:09 My friends came to see Barre

00:15:11:19 00:15:12:23 Is the key to the barn here?

00:15:15:17 00:15:18:02 - Jamal's got it - I'll go now and I'll get Jamal

00:15:21:04 00:15:23:18 Shall I call Jamal to bring the keys?

00:15:24:02 00:15:25:14 Yes, if you could

00:15:43:18 00:15:45:01 Masti, Boy?

00:15:46:07 00:15:47:12 Boy?

00:15:48:12 00:15:50:13 come now

00:15:51:11 00:15:52:12 Boy?

00:15:53:21 00:15:55:00 Masti?

00:15:56:22 00:16:00:11 come, let's go, come, let's go

00:16:02:21 00:16:03:14 Tell me, boy

00:16:05:00 00:16:06:00 Tell me, boy

00:16:07:00 00:16:08:16 dear, dear, dear

00:16:19:18 00:16:21:13 Tell me, boy

16.30

Barre's bellows of recognition touch a nerve.

00:16:40:00 00:16:43:23 He knows my voice.

00:16:51:20 00:16:54:15 Park the in a way where no one can get in

00:16:56:17 00:16:58:06 Majid! Give me a cigarette

17.09

But Jamal is unmoved.

00:17:11:09 00:17:15:00 Send Bahador away, he has nothing to do with Barre

00:17:16:17 00:17:18:03 Give me the car's Key

00:17:26:01 00:17:29:21 You said you would complain about Jamal. That's why he did that to you

00:17:30:03 00:17:34:11 No, I did not. Everyone knows that Barre belongs to Nader.

00:17:34:18 00:17:38:02 I sold it to Nader for 7000$ but for Jamal it was 12000$

VOICE OF NADER

00:17:43:17 00:17:46:14 Bahador called me again and said: Mr. Nader!

00:17:47:14 00:17:50:17 You took Barre from your daughter to give to ginger Jamal?!

00:17:50:22 00:15:52:16 Jamal didn't allow me to enter his place

QUESTION

00:17:52:17 00:17:56:09 - Why doesn't Bahador forget Barre? and buy another bull?

VOICE OF NADER

00:17:56:14 00:18:05:02 You know! The time when I was preoccupied Bahador let Barre fight with a blind bull.

00:18:05:13 00:18:07:10 The bull's name was "Pirate"

00:18:07:22 00:18:12:17 That day Barre hit Pirate's spine and killed him.

00:18:13:00 00:18:17:21 Bahador was proud and thought he was the king of "Khoshkebijar"

00:18:18:16 00:18:24:01 That fight was the talk of" Khoshkebijar" and everyone had the film.

00:18:24:14 00:18:28:07 The fight was the day after Bahador's wedding.

TEXT ON THE FILM

00:18:39:22 00:18:43:22 " Pirate "

00:18:47:04 00:18:49:09 "Studio Gharibe"

00:18:50:13 00:18:51:18 " Gilan Bullfighting "

00:19:00:09 00:19:03:04 " Barre"

(CHECK SOUND EDITS ON MUSIC OF DVD OF BULLFIGHT)

20.50

Barre wins after an aggressive fight. His supporters are ecstatic. But a dark secret lurks behind Barre's fighting strength.

DIALOGS

00:21:29:09 00:21:31:21 I have lots of Barre's fight DVDs that you‘ve just seen

00:21:32:08 00:21:34:16 on all of them is only written 'Barre'

00:21:35:04 00:21:38:23 Before last fight, Bahador sold the bull to Nader.

00:21:39:09 00:21:42:14 But he and told cameraman to write "Bahador's Barre"on DVD

00:21:42:18 00:21:48:15 So, his father-in-law and Bahador's family fought.

00:21:49:05 00:21:51:16 - I don't know if you know Barre's story?

00:21:52:10 00:21:52:20 - No.

00:21:53:03 00:21:54:09 - Do you know Barre was addicted to ice (methamphetamine)?

00:21:54:17 00:21:55:01 - No.

00:21:55:16 00:21:57:20 He was addicted to crystal meth

00:21:58:21 00:22:00:18 He was mentally disabled

00:22:01:06 00:22:06:16 Nothing could get in his way. He became a "passive" smoker.

00:22:07:02 00:22:08:05 At first Barre was a wild animal.

00:22:08:12 00:22:11:00 After some time he became normal

00:22:12:08 00:22:16:19 He became used to Nader

00:22:18:05 00:22:23:06 I think Bahador stopped giving him meth

00:22:24:00 00:22:30:17 Barre cannot fight in the mornings as he's on a comedown

TEXT ON THE FILM

00:22:37:08 00:22:39:20 [Road to "Chaloos"]

VOICE OF NADER

00:22:44:20 00:22:46:18 Bull fighting is an old tradition in Gilan

00:22:47:06 00:22:53:01 But, we always bring the bull fighters from Chaloos to Gilan

00:22:53:19 00:22:56:13 My daughter asked his husband Bahador...

00:22:57:01 00:23:00:21 ... to forget about Barre and buy another bull from Chaloos

00:23:01:11 00:23:04:23 However, I knew Bahador wouldn't by any bull

00:23:05:17 00:23:08:16 His eyes are just looking for my Barre

23.06

Without the money to get Barre back, Bahador makes plans to go in search of another fighting bull.

DIALOGS

00:23:57:13 00:23:59:08 isn't this the one?

00:24:01:03 00:24:03:02 What's the last price?

24.00

But the bull in question is less than flattered by Bahador's attentions.

24.24

Bahador wants to see him in action.

00:24:42:12 00:24:45:12 - Will anyone bet with me here?

00:24:45:17 00:24:46:01 - No

00:24:46:08 00:24:47:04 -No one will?

00:24:47:07 00:24:48:23 - There is, he will bet.

00:24:52:10 00:24:57:16 - I won't bet with him.

00:25:00:17 00:25:02:07 Does anyone bet here?

00:25:02:10 00:25:03:08 They don't bet here.

00:25:03:12 00:25:05:14 - Not at all?

-No.

00:25:06:19 00:25:12:00 I'll stick with the black one, he'll win. Yeah, he will

00:25:12:03 00:25:13:20 The other one's a bit slack, black is good, he's tough.

00:25:14:18 00:25:17:07 How much will he sell him for?

00:25:18:02 00:25:23:17 This bull in Chaloos is worth a Citroen Xantia

00:25:28:21 00:25:30:01 - It's a good bull

00:25:30:03 00:25:32:06 - You're not going to buy it?

00:25:36:14 00:25:39:12 - Why aren't you going to buy it?

00:25:39:13 00:25:42:11 - I'll go somewhere else, to buy better bulls.

00:25:42:15 00:25:28:22 - I want to take you where Barre's father is.

00:25:49:15 00:25:52:01 my Barre's dad

00:25:52:12 00:25:58:17 It's the same but older. It's in "Noor"

00:25:59:02 00:26:01:20 It's about 100 Kilometers from here

00:26:02:00 00:26:04:09 An 80 year old man owns him

26.05

Owners of good bulls are men of influence, who garner much attention and share a common pride.

00:26:26:04 00:26:27:11 That's Barre. Isn't it?

00:26:27:14 00:26:29:17 Yes, that's the father of your bull.

00:26:30:03 00:26:31:12 Do you have the film?

00:26:32:01 00:26:32:17 What film?

00:26:32:22 00:26:34:17 Barre's father's film.

No, I don't.

00:26:34:21 00:26:36:01 I have it on my mobile

00:26:38:09 00:26:40:08 Is this your bull?

00:26:40:23 00:26:42:23 No, this is my Barre when he was young

00:26:43:05 00:26:45:17 No, It's my Barre

00:26:48:22 00:26:50:22 No, is it really your bull?

00:26:53:08 00:26:56:10 look closely, this is Barre's father

00:26:56:15 00:26:58:11 Which Barre?

That Barre

00:26:58:13 00:27:00: 10 No way

This is the Barre in Chaloos

00:27:00:14 00:27:02:12 This is Barre's dad

00:27:03:01 00:27:04:16 that Barre

00:27:05:14 00:27:07:16 No, no, this is Barre

00:27:08:19 00:27:11:01 It's not our Barre

It's Barre

00:27:11:08 00:27:16:07 This is That Barre

No, no, this is Barre

00:27:18:06 00:27:20:18 This isn't this Barre.

00:27:32:09 00:27:33:06 Sorry, Sir

00:27:33:13 00:27:34:12 How are you, Majid?

00:27:35:10 00:27:36:06 What?

00:27:40:01 00:27:41:20 They arrested Nader?

00:27:43:13 00:27:45:02 When?

00:27:46:05 00:27:47:15 I'm in Chaloos

00:27:48:23 00:27:51:21 I don't let them to fight him

I comeback now

VOICE OF NADER

00:27:54:05 00:27:59:01 When Bahador found I was arrested he came back to Gilan at midnight

00:28:00:05 00:28:01:14 But he didn't come back for me

00:28:02:11 00:28:07:12 He knew that in my absence definitely Jamal would be Barre's owner.

00:28:07:18 00:28:08:20 And he'd make Barre fight.

00:28:09:02 00:28:10:18 Bahador couldn't even think of such a thing.

DIALOGS

00:28:37:06 00:28:39:10 Hello, dear Mahdavi. How are you, Sir?

00:28:39:22 00:28:43:11 I'm Bahador, Nader's son-in-law.

00:28:44:13 00:28:49:07 I heard that you wanted your bull to fight with Barre?

00:28:51:20 00:28:54:01 Who did call you? Jamal?

00:28:55:06 00:28:58:04 Jamal asked to fight? Jamal is not Barre's owner

00:28:58:10 00:29:01:06 The bull's at his for safekeeping. There's no way he can fight.

00:29:02:11 00:29:06:15 If anyone is going to allow this fight, it's me. Not Jamal.

00:29:07:06 00:29:09:20 Please forget about this bull.

00:29:09:23 00:29:11:18 Fight with another bull

00:29:12:01 00:29:15:07 This bull's owner in jail,till I get him out.

00:29:15:13 00:29:22:07 I'm letting you know just in case the police come to take your bull

00:29:23:00 00:29:25:05 If you allow for this fight to happen

00:29:25:06 00:29:29:04 you might see the police come and take your bull.

00:29:29:19 00:29:33:16 Leave it till the owner gets out

00:29:38:04 00:29:41:01 Thanks, bye.

29.33

Threatening opponents is all in a day's work for Bahador, until Barre is returned to his control.

VOICE OF NADER

00:30:02:04 00:30:05:00 On Saturday morning I called Jamal.

00:30:06:10 00:30:10:17 I told him weren't you supposed to pay the fine to get me out of prison?

00:30:11:10 00:30:12:21 Do you know what Jamal said?

00:30:13:10 00:30:17:08 He said Bahador threatened him

00:30:18:06 00:30:27:06 And said he'll call the police and tell them about fight and gambling

00:30:29:04 00:30:32:12 I told Jamal to give the bull to Bahador

00:30:32:23 00:30:35:23 Get the money and get me out of here.

DIALOGS

00:30:36:14 00:30:41:05 I said Bahador either get the money and take your bull or...

00:30:41:12 00:30:43:09 ... never mention the bull again

VOICE OF NADER

00:30:48:00 00:30:50:22 Bahador decided to go to a bullfighting

00:30:51:06 00:30:55:05 and bet on a black & white bull called "Chess"

00:30:55:14 00:30:59:13 to win some money and get Barre

30.48

Three sentinels collect the $1 entrance fee.

DIALOGS

00:31:08:19 00:31:16:00 Ice cream, juice, comes on...

31.02

A fifth of the entrance money is paid as a bribe to the local police or spy.

31.08
Bullfighting dates back 300 years here, and was once common throughout Iran.

It has had a checkered history, banned at times as unIslamic and exploited at others by those eager to enhance their status.

31.35

There are many famous bulls in this area and bouts take place three or four times a day, except in the first and second months of the Islamic calendar, Moharram and Safar. Yet if the contest is for prize money, it is "Haram", or islamically forbidden.

31.58

The popularity of bullfighting here is at odds with the view of Iranians as in the grip of a strict Islamic state.

32.22

But despite precautions, the authorities have got wind of the fight.

00:32:42:17 00:32:46:17 Go, go, the police is here

32.43

Bulls and spectators are put to flight.

33.03

There's no sense that anyone here will be punished, nor that the contest won't take place another day.

00:33:30:00 00:33:37:17 Shit! Whenever I come to bullfighting, police come too

00:34:06:07 00:34:08:14 Brother Behrouz, he shouldn't get Barre back then?

00:34:08:19 00:34:12:17 No, it's best not, Barre should stay there.

00:34:13:10 00:34:16:16 - I want to get back Barre

- Don't even think about it,

00:34:16:19 00:34:18:14 Forget about Barre

00:34:19:20 00:34:21:03 Think about your own life

00:34:21:04 00:34:24:03 Why? He spent 14 months working hard with Barre

00:34:24:09 00:34:26:18 No need. Forget about it.

 

00:34:28:22 00:34:32:14 Barre must have one owner not 50.

00:34:35:03 00:34:38:19 Why? Didn't you feel like shit when Barre lost?

00:34:38:22 00:34:40:00 I did a little.

00:34:40:03 00:34:44:06 You should not sell Barre at the last fight

00:34:44:21 00:34:46:14 you made a mistake

00:34:50:01 00:34:56:08 Barre's a good animal he's even smart than humans.

00:34:58:03 00:35:00:17 But he doesn't have a good owner

00:34:03:21 00:34:07:00 He was a good owner, but he's lost him.

00:35:08:08 00:35:09:18 How about Nader?

00:35:10:03 00:35:13:22 No, Nader didn't look after him,

00:35:14:05 00:35:15:12 My brother looked after him.

00:35:15:18 00:35:17:12 Whenever they want Barre to fight,

00:35:17:20 00:35:23:00 whoever crossed their way they say that Barre is theirs.

00:35:23:18 00:35:25:13 Barre was sober

00:35:26:17 00:35:27:22 He could win the fight

00:35:26:23 00:35:33:20 But that same night they made him addicted again.

00:35:34:13 00:35:35:09 the night of the fight?

00:35:35:12 00:35:36:05 Yeah

00:35:39:17 00:35:41:14 He finally revealed the truth.

00:35:45:22 00:35:48:01 He was sober for 6-7 months

00:35:48:04 00:35:49:14 - 14 months

00:35:49:19 00:35:55:12 The day of the fight these assholes smoked ICE with him

00:35:56:18 00:35:58:02 Isn't it wrong?

00:35:59:01 00:36:01:20 Someone who's been sober, shouldn't smoke again...

00:36:02:06 00:36:03:08 He's weak now.

00:36:04:10 00:36:06:16 He can't fight well

00:36:08:06 00:36:09:03 Well done, Behrouz

00:36:11:06 00:36:12:22 Bahador, tell them the truth

00:36:13:04 00:36:16:10 My brother made a mistake, that night he sold Barre

00:36:16:17 00:36:20:22 and didn't even consult with me

00:36:21:08 00:36:22:07 No, He did not

00:36:22:15 00:36:25:00 He sold Barre just because of Nader

00:36:25:09 00:36:28:07 Even if God came down, Bahador wouldn't have given Barre

00:36:28:12 00:36:30:09 Only one could force him who was Nader

00:36:30:18 00:36:32:08 Barre was my heart and soul,

00:36:32:16 00:36:35:16 is my whole life, God knows.

 

36.43

Brooding at this dark hour, Bahador appears more cursed than blessed with a passion for bullfighting.

00:37:40:23 00:37:42:16 Don't hit the lamp

00:37:51:01 00:37:52:02 Majid?

00:37:53:07 00:37:57:23 We should take all the money we have and bet it on a fight tomorrow

00:37:58:04 00:38:00:11 Either we can win and get Barre

00:38:00:14 00:38:04:11 or if we lose, I will never go to a bull fight

00:38:05:16 00:38:07:17 Ok?

00:38:08:16 00:38:12:23 Can we win the bet tomorrow and get Barre back?

00:38:13:03 00:38:14:15 It's all good. We'll get him.

00:38:14:22 00:38:19:12 God willing we'll get him back

00:38:35:00 00:38:36:19 Are you coming to come to Chess' fight?

00:38:37:01 00:38:39:08 Maybe, I'm not sure

00:38:39:11 00:38:42:06 It'll be a good fight. I've bet a hefty amount.

38.33

Bahador's spirit lift. The bull he's basing all his hopes on will fight again.

38.48

Gambling is in the blood here. Whether gathering in tea shops to play cards, betting on international football games or bullfights, it's a widespread habit.

VOICE OF NADER

00:39:25:15 00:39:27:20 Chess' fight was arranged again

00:39:28:06 00:39:30:04 But in another field that was safe

00:39:30:15 00:39:33:15 So Bahador went there to try his chance again

39.31

Fights like this are normally weekly affairs, arranged in the early morning to avoid detection. More than 3,000 spectators can turn up. In a big fight it's common for the owners of both bulls to wager $10,000.

40.52

Chess has turned and fled, dashing Bahador's hopes once more. His father-in-law Nader will also be disappointed and remain in prison. Barre will need to be won back by another means.

00:42:44:13 00:42:47:07 Bahador came here today. He was crying

00:42:47:17 00:42:52:02 He told me he lost all of his money for Barre

00:42:52:05 00:42:56:09 told me Jamal wants to sell Barre to someone else

00:42:56:15 00:42:58:19 It's as if I'm going to stay and waste away in this prison

00:42:59:05 00:43:01:09 Neither Jamal nor Bahador will get me out of here

00:43:01:15 00:43:04:23 So, I asked Bahador if he could arrange a big fight

00:43:05:07 00:43:09:04 Maybe he wins some money and get me out of here

00:43:09:08 00:43:15:01 He said he could, if I tell Jamal to give him back Barre

00:43:15:07 00:43:17:21 I said how you could prepare money for the fight

00:43:18:09 00:43:20:15 He said his friends do since they're such a big fan

00:43:21:00 00:43:24:05 I offered him to tell them the amount of bet is 15000$

00:43:24:15 00:43:28:10 but only bet with the half of money

00:43:28:15 00:43:29:22 and take Barre back with another half

00:43:30:07 00:43:32:20 and we will pay your friends if we win

00:43:33:15 00:43:36:09 This was the whole story of Barre

00:43:36:18 00:43:41:12 God willing he'll win the fight and I'll get out of this dump

00:43:43:04 00:43:44:14 Thanks Mr. Nader

43.31

So a meal is prepared for potential backers.

DIALOGS

00:44:04:10 00:44:06:09 - Appetizer

-Yes, appetizer

00:44:18:18 00:44:20:13 Mr. Behrouz Pirsiah,

00:44:20:20 00:44:23:10 Barre is a standard bull

00:44:23:12 00:44:26:14 Listen to what I'm saying compared to his opponents

00:44:26:20 00:44:30:12 Bulls striker often runs away when they get hit. Bahador knows that.

00:44:13:17 00:44:33:09 But when Barre gets hit or wins he fights at least of 5 minutes

00:44:33:14 00:44:36:22 Now this guy wants Barre to fight against Ahangar

00:44:37:05 00:44:39:03 Ahangar always hit first against every bull in Iran

00:44:39:10 00:44:41:21 What do you mean?

Ahangar will win Barre?

00:44:42:14 00:44:45:16 There's no way that Ahangar is better than Barre

00:44:45:21 00:44:47:15 Wait a minute, wait a minute

00:44:47:22 00:44:51:23 Which fight was it where you quarrelled?

00:44:52:08 00:44:53:16 That was in Shekarsara

00:44:54:01 00:44:55:23 The crowd killed Barre

00:44:56:03 00:44:58:13 They overset the fight, I even cried

00:44:58:18 00:44:59:22 during the fight they went for Barre

00:45:00:03 00:45:01:12 Barre went back and back

00:45:01:21 00:45:04:04 They said hoooooooooo

Barre scared and lost

00:45:04:09 00:45:06:00 Is this what you call a fight?

00:45:06:04 00:45:10:03 Barre wins all fights on a fenced field

00:45:10:13 00:45:12:00 Barre doesn't have an opponent

00:45:12:06 00:45:14:22 Yes, Barre doesn't have one

00:45:15:20 00:45:20:01 You're just saying this because of your prejudice on Barre

00:45:20:08 00:45:24:03 You can lie to me but you can't lie to yourself

00:45:24:06 00:45:27:04 But if I was in my brother's shoes I would let Barre fight with Ahangar

00:45:27:08 00:45:28:20 I'll fuck Ahangar over

00:45:29:21 00:45:31:20 - Has Ahangar beaten my Barre?

00:45:32:00 00:45:34:14 - Ahangar hasn't even fought with Barre

00:45:34:20 00:45:35:21 - Haven't they fought?

00:45:36:00 00:45:37:21 you decided to fight with Ahangar?

00:45:38:04 00:45:39:17 Yes, I will

00:45:39:22 00:45:41:11 If you do then I'm in for 2000 $

00:45:41:15 00:45:43:12 How much is the whole bet?

00:45:43:15 00:45:44:08 15000 $

00:45:44:17 00:45:47:02 I'm in for 1500

00:45:47:19 00:45:49:11 I want to change the argument

00:45:50:02 00:45:51:04 We're not arguing

00:45:51:06 00:45:53:23 What I mean by arguing is talking

00:45:54:03 00:45:55:14 Barre is his not mine

00:45:55:19 00:45:59:07 But what about me? I'm just a simple cook, ain't I?

00:46:00:01 00:46:01:05 Thank you, Mr. Behrouz

00:46:00:11 00:46:02:14 Barre is his

00:46:02:22 00:46:06:22 But I don't want Barre to get hurt

00:46:08:09 00:46:10:05 He shouldn't be in unfair fights

00:46:10:16 00:46:16:22 There's a lot of backstabbing in bullfighting

They numb bulls by syringe

00:46:17:07 00:46:21:23 Yeah, someone told me Ahangar's owner numbs his neck

00:46:22:23 00:46:24:06 This is silly talk, Behrouz

00:46:24:11 00:46:26:13 You don't understand bull's war

00:46:26:17 00:46:29:03 But my hair has fallen because of all these bull wars

00:46:29:07 00:46:31:11 - We understand you're passionate

00:46:32:00 00:46:33:16 you remember the Pirate fight?

00:46:34:00 00:46:36:06 Barre swallowed his horn and fought hard till the end

00:46:36:11 00:46:37:23 But Pirate didn't run away

00:46:38:05 00:46:39:08 God, I was going crazy

00:46:39:11 00:46:43:18 My hair started falling out I said, God let him kill him

00:46:44:03 00:46:45:21 I said: Barre! hit him! He was saying: I won't

00:46:46:14 00:46:48:07 He waited, stood still, and quietly...

00:46:48:22 00:46:49:23 He hit him to hell and back

00:46:50:02 00:46:53:05 Do the fight in a proper field & Say the price

00:46:53:20 00:46:57:12 Pay as much as you can and we'll pay the rest

00:46:58:03 00:47:00:20 Don't worry

Pay the amount you can, we will double it

00:47:00:23 00:47:06:23 Barre, we love you

Barre, we love you

00:47:09:19 00:47:11:16 Barre's the heart of" Khoshkebijar"

00:47:11:18 00:47:15:10 The soul of all the districts here

00:47:15:20 00:47:16:22 Barre

47.02

Finally, the call to arrange taking the bull back.

00:47:22:19 00:47:23:15 Alo?

00:47:24:09 00:47:26:13 What's up Jamal?

00:47:28:22 00:47:32:13 Your money is ready

So I come to take the bull back

00:47:35:07 00:47:41:20 Not now, I'll be there at midnight

I want no one to see.

00:47:42:15 00:47:47:21 Be ready, I'll get a van and come

00:47:49:12 00:47:54:14 I'll call you at 4 a.m.

00:47:55:08 00:48:02:18 Yes, your money is ready. Just take care of him, I'll come

00:48:03:16 00:48:05:01 Bye

48.53

Under the cover of darkness, but with vibrant celebration, the fight to regain Barre is won.

49.11

And though the bull has yet to fight again, a sense of honour is restored.

(KEEP MUSIC HIGH AFTER THIS)

00:51:38:09 00:51:39:22 Mr...with Ahangar

00:51:40:23 00:51:43:03 Be a friend, with Heidari...

00:51:43:22 00:51:46:05 Be my friend, with Masmas

00:51:47:12 00:51:50:15 If you can, let us fight with Ahangar I'll place 10000 $

00:51:51:20 00:51:53:19 Sort it out within 2-3 days

00:51:54:23 00:51:57:02 Thanks, bye.

00:51:58:22 00:51:59:15 Hello

00:52:01:01 00:52:02:12 - Thanks, Mr. Hamid ...Yes?

00:52:02:16 00:52:04:03 What did you do about Barre's fight?

00:52:04:06 00:52:08:12 - I told him to come "Pashke" for the fight

00:52:09:00 00:52:13:13 However I prefer to fight with you. But only in the afternoon

00:52:13:21 00:52:16:04 Forget Mahdavi, I'll let my bull fight with yours

00:52:16:06 00:52:17:12 God be with us

00:52:17:20 00:52:20:21 Each one have two daggers. Anyway one of them will win

00:52:21:05 00:52:22:08 - So you ready for the fight?

00:52:22:11 00:52:25:22 - I'll come soon and pay a deposit , bye

00:52:6:09 00:52:27:10 - Good bye

52.32

Barre's comeback must be impressive.

52.44

Though he's not the only bull in this area who's fired up on "ice".

00:53:20:00 00:53:26:06 Masti? Tell me

54.22

The crowd climbs trees and tears down the fence to get in on the action...

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