Tam e guilass

Tam e guilass

Taste of cherry

DVD - 1999 | Persian
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Mr. Badii, ceaselessly driving through the red-brown hills around Tehran in search of assistance in his suicide, receives from each of the men he asks for help a viewpoint on life.
Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection, 1999
ISBN: 9780780022102
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. : 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Taste of cherry


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Sep 27, 2012

Our protagonist drives around the almost treeless hills of Iran looking for someone to shovel dirt on his corpse after he suicides. The pace is very slow and the dialog is sparse. Although the discussions of the morality of suicide are framed in Islamic terminology, they are essentially the same as in Christian theology. He meets a Kurd, an Afghani, and a Turk among other Irani. They show him kindness, but try to dissuade him from killing himself. If you are patient and willing to work at it you can get a very human feel for Iran.

Dec 03, 2010

This film draws you in slowly... not for the short attention span generation. Kiarostami is truly a great filmmaker. Leaves you thinking long after the end.


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