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Through the Olive Trees (1994)
"Zire darakhatan zeyton" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  25 January 1995 (France)
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The movie focuses on one of the events in Zendegi Edame Darad (1992), and explores the relationship between the movie director, and the actors. The local actors play a couple who got ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mohamad Ali Keshavarz ...
Film Director
Farhad Kheradmand ...
Farhad
Zarifeh Shiva ...
Mrs. Shiva
Hossein Rezai ...
Hossein
Tahereh Ladanian ...
Tahereh
Hocine Redai ...
Hocine
Zahra Nourouzi ...
Kouly's Daughter
Nasret Betri ...
Achiz
Azim Aziz Nia ...
Azim
Astadouli Babani ...
Teacher
N. Boursadiki ...
Tahra
Kheda Barech Defai ...
teacher
Ahmed Ahmed Poor ...
Himself (as A. li Ahmed Poor)
Babek Ahmed Poor ...
Himself
Mahbanou Darabi
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The movie focuses on one of the events in Zendegi Edame Darad (1992), and explores the relationship between the movie director, and the actors. The local actors play a couple who got married right after the earthquake. In reality, the actor is trying to persuade the actress that they should get married. Written by Sam Tabibnia <samtab@uclink.berkeley.edu>

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The first film in which Abbas Kiarostami has hired a professional actor (Mohamad Ali Keshavarz who plays the director of the film-within-the-film). See more »

Quotes

Hossein: Mam, I'm really sorry. I want to do everything you ask me, but I won't do masonry. I don't work in construction anymore. I came to act in your film. I will work as an actor, but not as a mason.
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Conc. C 4.Allegro Giusto
by Domenico Cimarosa
Performed by Heinz Holliger
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Graceful heartfelt thanks for the empathy.
29 April 2001 | by (Los Angeles, California, U.S.) – See all my reviews

Found this film to easily engage my heart without burdening my head with too much technique. Funny, sad, the two sides of the ever encompassing cinema coin. An seemingly effortless exploration of the relationships of men and women, tradition and experience, the old and the somewhat new. And what a beautiful rhythmic last sequence, one of the best of all my moviegoing history.


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