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Derakhte Golabi (1998)

Esteemed writer Mahmoud suffers from writers block. While trying to work at the family estate, concerns about an unproductive pear tree trigger in him memories of his childhood love for beautiful tomboy "M".

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Credited cast:
... Mahmoud
... M
Mohammad Reza Shaban-Noori
Nematollah Gorji ... Old gardener
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ahou Alagha
Sassan Bagherpour
Jafar Bozorgi
Shaghayegh Farahani
Aram Ghasemy
Amir Ali Ghezelayagh
Shahram Haghighat Doost ... (as Shahram Haghighatdoost)
Rahman Hoseini
Jahangir Mirshekari
Maryam Moghbeli
Maliheh Nazari
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Mahmoud (Homayoun Ershadi) is a successful writer and intellectual who retreats to his family's rural estate in order to overcome a severe case of writer's block. While there, he begins to contemplate his life, comparing it to a pear tree in the yard which has stopped producing fruit. From there, the film chronicles Mahmoud's memories of the past, including his love towards his adolescent cousin and his fervent hopes for the future. A searching examination of the Iranian middle class, as well as a touching insight into the frustration and ambition of a man trying to hold onto the dreams of days gone by, 'The Pear Tree' also marks the debut of internationally acclaimed actress Golshifteh Farahani. Written by IMVBox.com

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The meaning of love
4 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

Derakhte Golabi (The Pear Tree) is one of the best Iranian films. You can get the meaning of love from it.When you're watching this film you are the same as the hero(Mahmood) at the end of film. He sits under the pear tree and whispers: "Now, I'm relaxing. I'm sitting between infinite past and infinite future,..."


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