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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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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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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 bold statement of love and color, a poem
3 September 2000 | by hooshi36_1999See all my reviews

This epoch-making poem opens with a film crew trying to cast for a movie in a provincial village, in the aftermath of A DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE which has claimed many, many lives. We then are shown that the remaining people are trying to rebuild their lives, picking up bits and pieces of the past, but with an eye to the future.example of these people are the boy and the girl who are selected to play the protagonists of the melodrama to be made. The crew's interest interest in these people is limited to their role and usefulness for director's vision of the film, and no more. But-and this is a crucial BUT-the boy and the girl have their own agenda, and don't care very much for the screenplay dictated by the director (for instance repeated takes of the tea-serving scene): The girl wants to wear colorful and jolly dress, and the boy wants to be able to love her. Eventually, the boy follws the girl into the magnificent ending shot of the expanse of the olive groves, and into the ubncertain but potentially hopeful future. Will life, love and color be able to vanquish darkness and death? Will the boy and the girl find the courage and and power to fire the crew, the director, the casting agent , down to the ticket-vendor and become subjects of their own life and destiny? ... This is to be continued.........


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