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Abbas Kiarostami

The Taste of Cherries (Ta’m E Guilass)

Edition 1997
95' - 1997 - Drama - Dialogue: Persian
Director: Abbas Kiarostami With: Homayon Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari, Mir Hossein Noori
A man drives his car through the city into the remote mountains. He addresses every passer-by and asks them a favour : a soldier, a theology student, an employee at the Museum for Natural History… He wants to kill himself and offers a nice sum of money to the person who buries him in the mountains. They all try to dissuade him from the idea, talking about the beauty of life, the changing seasons, the taste of a ripe cherry. Entirely unsentimentally, Kiarostami tells us a moving story on life and liberty, in a film that is built on ideas, on meticulous dialogue and which seizes the audience’s imagination.

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Credits

Director

Abbas Kiarostami

With

Homayon Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari, Mir Hossein Noori

Scenario

Abbas Kiarostami

Director of Photography

Homayun Payvar

Editor

Abbas Kiarostami

Producer

Abbas Kiarostami

More information

Dialogue

Persian

Countries of production

Iran

Year

1997

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