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Taste of Cherry
Taste of Cherry
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TASTE OF CHERRY

Ta'm e guilass

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Iran, 1997
Drama

Synopsis

Middle-aged Mr. Badii wishes to die in a society where suicide is considered an abomination. Driving in the hills above Tehran, he searches for an accomplice who is willing to bury him after he is dead. He meets an assortment of different characters, but each have reasons to turn down the job.

Synopsis

Middle-aged Mr. Badii wishes to die in a society where suicide is considered an abomination. Driving in the hills above Tehran, he searches for an accomplice who is willing to bury him after he is dead. He meets an assortment of different characters, but each have reasons to turn down the job.

Our take

Capturing the miracles and mysteries of everyday life in all his films, Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami will always be one of cinema’s greatest poets. His Palme d’Or-winning Taste of Cherry is a spiritual road movie of tremendous humility: a meditation on mortality with an unforgettable coda.