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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 Zendegi va digar hich (1992).

Director:

Abbas Kiarostami

Writers:

Abbas Kiarostami, Harold Manning (french adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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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 ... Himself (as A. li Ahmed Poor)
Babek Ahmed Poor Babek Ahmed Poor ... Himself
Mahbanou Darabi Mahbanou Darabi
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Storyline

The movie focuses on one of the events in Zendegi Edame Darad (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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Details

Official Sites:

sourehcinema

Country:

Iran | France

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

25 January 1995 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Through the Olive Trees See more »

Filming Locations:

Gilan, Iran See more »

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Gross USA:

$40,300
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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. 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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Conc. C 4.Allegro Giusto
by Domenico Cimarosa
Performed by Heinz Holliger
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A Great example of a film inspired by Italian Neo-Realism
8 December 2002 | by Indego-ProductionsSee all my reviews

Through the Olive Trees is a great example of how neo-realistic techniques can show realism in film making. One personal criticism would be the music, but that is purely personal, and takes nothing away from the film. A masterpeice.


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