A middle-aged Tehranian man, Mr. Badii is intent on killing himself and seeks someone to bury him after his demise. Driving around the city, the seemingly well-to-do Badii meets with numerous people, including a Muslim student, asking them to take on the job, but initially he has little luck. Eventually, Badii finds a man who is up for the task because he needs the money, but his new associate soon tries to talk him out of committing suicide.

  1. Abbas Kiarostami

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Homayoun Ershadi

    Homayoun Ershadi

    Mr. Badii

  2. Abdolrahman Bagheri

    Mr. Bagheri

  3. Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari


  4. Safar Ali Moradi

    The soldier

  5. Mir Hossein Noori

    The seminarian

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Original Title طعم گيلاس

Status Released

Release Information

  • September 28, 1997
    Theatrical (limited)


  • June 10, 2017
    Theatrical (limited)


  • March 20, 1998


Original Language Persian

Runtime 1h 39m

Budget -

Revenue -



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