Taste of Cherry

طعم گيلاس‎, Ta’m-e gīlās
by Abbas Kiarostami 1h39min Iran 1996
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Taste of Cherry
by Abbas Kiarostami

A tale of one middle-aged man who wishes to die in a society where suicide is considered as an abomination. Driving in the hills above Tehran, he meets an assortment of different characters : Afghans, Kurds, Turks, prisoners of the desert, a soldier, a seminary student and a museum employee, each with reasons to turn down the job : fear, religious scruples and humanist revulsion at a life wilfully squandered.

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  • Homayoun Ershadi : Monsieur Badii
  • Safar Ali Moradi : Le soldat
  • Ahdolrahman Bagheri : Le gardien de musée
  • Afshin Khorshidbakhtari : L'ouvrier
  • Mir Hosssein Noori : Le séminariste
  • Ahmad Ansari : Le gardien d'usine


  • Director Abbas Kiarostami
  • Scenario Abbas Kiarostami
  • Photo director Homayun Payvar
  • Sound Jahangir Mirshekari
  • Editing Abbas Kiarostami
  • Producer Abbas Kiarostami
  • Production Compagny Abbas Kiarostami Productions, Ciby 2000
  • Distributor MK2

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1.66:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Production1996
  • Release date for France11/26/1997
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorColors
  • LanguagePersian
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