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Taste of Cherry (1997)

Ta'm e guilass (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 26 November 1997 (France)
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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.

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Abbas Kiarostami
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Cast

Credited cast:
Homayoun Ershadi ... Mr. Badii
Abdolrahman Bagheri Abdolrahman Bagheri ... Mr. Bagheri
Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari ... Soldier
Safar Ali Moradi Safar Ali Moradi ... The soldier
Mir Hossein Noori Mir Hossein Noori ... The seminarian
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ahmad Ansari Ahmad Ansari
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Storyline

Middle-aged Mr.Badii is planning to commit suicide and desperately seeks anyone to assist him - he has already dug out the grave in the mountains, but the assistant will have to bury him when he will do the deed. He asks Kurd soldier, Afghan seminarian, but everyone refuses by some reason. Finally he finds an old Turkish taxidermist, who has a sick son and previously attempted suicide himself, and he agrees to assist Badii. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Details

Country:

Iran | France

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

26 November 1997 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Taste of Cherry See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,688, 22 March 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$311,873, 22 November 1998
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Abbas Kiarostami shot each of his actors separately with him either sitting in the driver's or passenger seat. He would instigate conversations with his non-professional actors and film the responses. See more »

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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. Badii: I don't want to give you a gun to kill me. I'm giving you a spade, a spade.
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Khuda Bowad Yaret (May God be your protector)
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Performed by Ahmad Zaher
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A great movie about life & death
4 April 2002 | by chrisyuSee all my reviews

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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