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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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Such a touching film See more (82 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ahmad Ansari

Directed by
Abbas Kiarostami 
 
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Abbas Kiarostami 

Produced by
Alain Depardieu .... producer
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
 
Editorial Department
Ali Najafi .... colorist
 

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Also Known As:
"Ta'm e guilass" - Iran (original title)
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Runtime:
95 min
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1.66 : 1 See more »
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Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 1997 (#06).See more »
Goofs:
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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26 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
Such a touching film, 19 April 2004
Author: headtrauma420 from austin, tx

I watched the Criterion DVD a few days ago and I thought this film was incredible. It's amazing to me that such an incredible film could be made without the use of tracking shots, multiple camera angles, tilts, pans, and all the other camera techniques that most countries use in their films.

Iran has a very young film industry that doesn't have the money or resources that many other film industries have. For what the Iranian film industry has at its disposal, this film is an exceptional achievement!

This film is a great example of how the expression of human beings' feelings and ideas cannot be held back by censorship. Kudos to Kiarostami for creating a very heartfelt commentary on the effects of oppression on the human soul.

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