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Through the Olive Trees (1994)

Zire darakhatan zeyton (original title)
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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25 January 1995 (France)  »

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$40,300 (USA)
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Trivia

Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 1995 (#09). 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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Connections

Featured in Cinema Iran (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Conc. C 4.Allegro Giusto
by Domenico Cimarosa
Performed by Heinz Holliger
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no need to see the first two films in the trilogy
12 December 2005 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

I'd just like to disagree with those who suggest this film may not be accessible to people who have not seen the first two films in the trilogy. I haven't, but have not been as bewitched by a film since I saw Aggelopoulos' Travelling Players for the first time. My heart responded, the hairs on the back of my neck responded, my being responded. No matter if my brain wasn't fully au fait with what came before. Superb doesn't begin to cover it. How he captured these (non)performances from his actors is beyond me: perhaps, unfamiliar with the conventions of film-making, they were uniquely equipped to sidestep them.

Michael


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