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Release Date:
10 October 1997 (Italy) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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3 wins & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A great movie about life & death See more (75 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 film's coda was to a certain extent unplanned, according to an interview with Kiarostami. After they had filmed preliminary versions of the final scene, they did the final scene proper, but the lab accidentally destroyed these final reels. Kiarostami then decided that the off-focus and colors of the test reels worked, and used those instead.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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Featured in 10 on Ten (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
Khuda Bowad Yaret (May God be your protector)See more »

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18 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
A great movie about life & death, 4 April 2002
Author: chrisyu from Hangzhou, China

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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