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Release Date:
10 October 1997 (Italy) See more »
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Plot:
An Iranian man drives his truck in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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4 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Hats off to Abbas Kiarostami!! See more (77 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Homayoun Ershadi ... Mr. Badii
Abdolrahman Bagheri ... Mr. Bagheri
Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari ... Soldier
Safar Ali Moradi ... The soldier
Mir Hossein Noori ... The seminarian
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Directed by
Abbas Kiarostami 
 
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Abbas Kiarostami 

Produced by
Abbas Kiarostami .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Homayun Payvar 
 
Film Editing by
Abbas Kiarostami 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hassan Yektapanah .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Mohammad Reza Delpak .... sound designer
Jahangir Mirshekari .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alireza Ansarian .... camera operator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Ta'm e guilass" - Iran (original title)
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95 min
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The films first title was called '' Journey to the Dawn ''.See more »
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Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Mr. Bagheri:If you look at the four seasons, each season brings fruit. In summer, there's fruit, in autumn, too. Winter brings different fruit and spring, too. No mother can fill her fridge with such a variety of fruit for her children. No mother can do as much for her children as God does for His creatures. You want to refuse all that? You want to give it all up? You want to give up the taste of cherries?See more »
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Referenced in 10 on Ten (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
Khuda Bowad Yaret (May God be your protector)See more »

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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Hats off to Abbas Kiarostami!!, 20 January 2009
Author: mns_bhat from India

The first Iranian movie that I watched was "Children of Heaven" which I liked a lot for it's beautiful show of joy and innocence .I then moved onto "taste of cherry" which was recommended by a friend of mine. Watching this movie was such an interesting experience that I am already looking forward to watching more of Iranian movies.

Simple, comical and to a certain level, spiritual is how I would describe this movie. In spite of the slow pace, the story holds you tight by keeping you in a state of wonder and amazement. The movies flows smoothly taking you on a journey with the main character whose past, present and future keeps us in intrigue. The lead actor Homayoun Ershadi has done a great job in portraying the role of Mr. Baddi - who is on a strange quest and is hell bent on accomplishing it.

The unconventional shooting style, the unconventional story and the unconventional ending makes this movie a great watch.

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