- If you dont explain your problem， who can help you？ You dont knowme. But you have relatives， friends... Forgive me for prying， itseither a family problem or debts. Every problem has its solution. But ifyou dont talk， no one can help you. We all have problems in life. Ifwe all chose this way out of every tiny problem， there would be no onleft on earth. Isnt that right？ No one！ Not a living soul！ Ill tellyou something that happened to me. It was just after I got married. Wehad all kinds of troubles. I was so fed up with it that I decided to endit all. One morning， before dawn， I put a rope in my car. My mind wasmade up， I wanted to kill myself. I set off for Mianeh. This was in1960. I reached the cherry tree plantations. I stopped there. It wasstill dark. I threw the rope over a tree but it didnt catch hold. Itried once， twice but to no avail. So then I climbed the tree and tiedthe rope on tight.Then I felt something soft under my hand. Cheeries.Deliciously sweet cherries. I ate one. It was succulent. Then a secondand third. Suddenly， I noticed that the sun was rising over themountaintop. What sun， what scenery， what greenery！ All of a sudden， Iheard children heading off to school. They stopped to look at me. Theyasked me to shake the tree. The cherries fell and they ate. I felthappy. Then I gathered some cherries to take them home. My wife wasstill sleeping. When she woke up， she ate cherries as well. And sheenjoyed them too. I had left to kill myself， and I came back withcherries.A cherry saved my life. A cherry saved my life.
巴迪（Homayoun Ershadi 饰）驾驶着自己的汽车，在遍布工地的郊外漫无目的的行驶，他搭载了一名入伍不久的新兵，和他讲述当年从军的经历，而后提出了自己的要求：出钱要新兵掩埋自己自杀后的尸体，新兵惊慌失措，跑掉了。巴迪继续寻找埋尸人，可工地上的流浪汉、神学院的学生，全部拒绝了他的请求。一位在博物馆工作的老人巴格里（Abdolrahman Bagheri 饰）登上了巴迪的车，巴格里曾经自杀，但最终为樱桃的甜美滋味所挽留，巴格里为了治疗儿子的病，应承下了巴迪的请托。巴迪在博物馆外踯躅，心中似乎产生了动摇…… 本片获1997年戛纳电影节金棕榈奖，1998年波士顿影评人协会最佳外语片奖。