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Through the Olive Trees (1994)

Zire darakhatan zeyton (original title)
A depiction of the off-screen relationship between the actors who play the newlyweds in the film And Life Goes On (1992).

Director:

Abbas Kiarostami

Writers:

Abbas Kiarostami, Harold Manning (french adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mohamad Ali Keshavarz ... Film Director
Farhad Kheradmand Farhad Kheradmand ... Farhad
Zarifeh Shiva Zarifeh Shiva ... Mrs. Shiva
Hossein Rezai Hossein Rezai ... Hossein
Tahereh Ladanian Tahereh Ladanian ... Tahereh
Hocine Redai Hocine Redai ... Hocine
Zahra Nourouzi Zahra Nourouzi ... Kouly's Daughter
Nosrat Bagheri Nosrat Bagheri ... Achiz (as Nasret Betri)
Azim Aziz Nia Azim Aziz Nia ... Azim
Ostadvali Babaei Ostadvali Babaei ... Teacher (as Astadouli Babani)
N. Boursadiki N. Boursadiki ... Tahra
Khodabakhsh Defaei Khodabakhsh Defaei ... teacher (as Kheda Barech Defai)
Ahmed Ahmed Poor Ahmed Ahmed Poor ... Self (as A. li Ahmed Poor)
Babek Ahmed Poor Babek Ahmed Poor ... Self
Mahbanou Darabi Mahbanou Darabi
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Storyline

The movie focuses on one of the events in And Life Goes On (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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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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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Connections

Follows Where Is the Friend's House? (1987) See more »

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Conc. C 4.Allegro Giusto
Written 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 SkaVengerSee 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

Iran | France

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

25 January 1995 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Under the Olive Trees See more »

Filming Locations:

Gilan, Iran See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$40,300
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Stereo | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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