A perceptive and revealing portrait of contemporary Iran set in Tehran, 'Ten' begins with a beautiful and articulate female driver picking up her young son from school. After boldly revealing in a less than harmonious exchange that the woman has divorced her husband, the film goes on to meditatively explore the relationships that develop between the driver and her disparate passengers over the course of ten brief but intricately mapped-out journeys.
I found the dialogue in the first conversation between mother and son unconvincing and contrived. It appeared more akin to what an adult male might have thought, with hindsight, what he would have wanted to have said when he was that age. The second conversation being equally as contrived I couldn't watch any more. Have seen many great Iranian films. One learns much more about contemporary Iran in films such as About Elly, and the Separation.