Taste of Cherry 1997

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A man driving his car is in search of a person who can help him solve all the problems he is suffering from. At first, a soldier gets into his car and he offers him money in return for help. The soldier accepts and the two drive to an off-the-beaten-track place where the man asks the soldier to keep in mind the place of a pit near a tree, come to the pit the day after and call the man's name. The game is that the soldier should pull the man up if he responds to the soldier's call, and if not, the soldier is to fill the pit with soil. The soldier does not give in to the man's demand and refuses to be an accomplice to the man's suicide. Rejected by the soldier, the man now starts to look for another help. He asks an Afghan manual worker. The Afghan is the guard of a stone crushing machine near a sand mine and the man takes on his previous plan of suicide and goes down to the sand mine. To prevent the man's suicide, the Afghan guard alongside his friend go down the mine to convince the man to take suicide off his mind. The Afghan friend is also a student of Islamic religion and ethics. The two, down there, prove to be an obstacle to the man's suicide. In search of another suicide helper, he meets a middle-aged man who works at a wildlife museum. The third helper has an anemic son and suffers from financial difficulties. The helper agrees to help the man with his suicide plan. After they both go to the pit and the helper keeps the pit in mind, they set off to go back to the helper's work place. The middle-aged man starts recounting his life experiences and he speaks with an Azari accent. Having heard the middle-aged man's life story, the man becomes tentative and doubtful of his suicide plan. At the same night, even though he spends the night in the pit, he changes his mind and decides not to commit suicide.

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Persian Title:

طعم گیلاس

Persian Title in English:

Ta'me Gilas (Ta'm e Guilass)

Director(s):

Abbas Kiarostami,

Writer(s):

Genres:

Drama,

Related Date:

1997

Run Time:

1h35'

Posters (2)

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