Taste of Cherry 1997
A middle-aged man, one Mr. Badii (Homayoun Ershadi), drives around the dusty hills outside of Tehran. He picks up a young soldier, who gets nervous and suspicious of his incessant questioning. What kind of pick-up is this? Certainly nothing this defensive young man was anticipating: Mr. Badii has decided to commit suicide with an overdose of sleeping pills and he is looking for a man to help him. Not to assist in the actual suicide but to arrive at his grave (already dug on a nearby hillside) at dawn and to bury him if he is dead and help him out of his resting place if he is still alive.

This is the premise and the story of Abbas Kiarostami's 1997 feature Taste of Cherry, the first Iranian film to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the breakthrough film that finally brought worldwide attention to Kiarostami and his films.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Cast: Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari
Country: Iran, France
Genre: Drama

BD25 | 1080p AVC | 01:39:12 | 22.7 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Persian
Subtitles: English, Japanese