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Taste of Cherry (1997)
"Ta'm e guilass" (original title)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  26 November 1997 (France)
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An Iranian man drives his truck in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide.

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Mr. Badii
Abdolrahman Bagheri ...
Mr. Bagheri
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Middle-aged Mr.Badii is planning to commit suicide and desperately seeks anyone to assist him - he has already dug out the grave in the mountains, but the assistant will have to bury him when he will do the deed. He asks Kurd soldier, Afghan seminarian, but everyone refuses by some reason. Finally he finds an old Turkish taxidermist, who has a sick son and previously attempted suicide himself, and he agrees to assist Badii. Written by Anonymous

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$9,688 (USA) (20 March 1998)

Gross:

$311,873 (USA) (20 November 1998)
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Abbas Kiarostami shot each of his actors separately with him either sitting in the driver's or passenger seat. He would instigate conversations with his non-professional actors and film the responses. See more »

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In the opening scene, as Mr. Badhi is driving past laborers looking for work, the same middle-aged white haired man, wearing a checkered sweater vest, is seen twice. See more »

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Mr. Badii: I don't want to give you a gun to kill me. I'm giving you a spade, a spade.
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Khuda Bowad Yaret (May God be your protector)
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Performed by Ahmad Zaher
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A great movie about life & death
4 April 2002 | by (Hangzhou, China) – See all my reviews

I have watched many films dealing with the theme "life & death". But this is the greatest one. The story is simple (even incomplete) but I think Abbas tells us too much.

Through the dialogue between different people from different classes, everyone has his own attitude about "life & death". I think we can't say which is right & which is wrong. Abbas only gives it to us & let us think for ourselves.

Every scene is simple & ordinary, but has a certain strange fascination. I have seen "Through The Olive Trees" before (also directed by Abbas). To be honest, I don't like it, although it's said to be a good film. But this one is different. "Go see it" is what I want to say.


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