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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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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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Features Life, and Nothing More... (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Conc. C 4.Allegro Giusto
by Domenico Cimarosa
Performed by Heinz Holliger
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One of the five best foreign language movies of the 90's.
24 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is the art movie in its essence. Every single minute of this movie is complexly detailed. It was considered by the critics a masterpiece but it could not be nominated for the Academy Awards in the 'Foreign Language Category' because of political problems between Iran and USA at the time (but in 99 'Children of Heaven' was nominated).

It was written by Abbas Kiarostama, who also wrote 'The White Balloon' (another great film) and 'Taste of Cherry' (not so good, although it won the Cannes Palm D'or).

This is a must see for any fan of artfilms. Simply fantastic, amazing and everything else, this movie is a 'sea of creativity'.


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