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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:

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Selected as Iran's submission in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 1995 Oscars. 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
Written by Domenico Cimarosa
Performed by Heinz Holliger
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Graceful heartfelt thanks for the empathy.
29 April 2001 | by mrmumpsSee all my reviews

Found this film to easily engage my heart without burdening my head with too much technique. Funny, sad, the two sides of the ever encompassing cinema coin. An seemingly effortless exploration of the relationships of men and women, tradition and experience, the old and the somewhat new. And what a beautiful rhythmic last sequence, one of the best of all my moviegoing history.


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Official Sites:

sourehcinema

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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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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