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A Separation (2011) Poster

(2011)

Trivia

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Most of the movie was shot using a handheld camera.
Director Asghar Farhadi's first idea for the movie was the image of a man washing his Alzheimer-stricken father; he conceived the rest of the film around this particular scene.
The director's daughter, Sarina Farhadi, plays Termeh, the eleven-year-old daughter of Nader and Simin, in the film. She shared the Best Actress (ensemble) Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.
First Iranian film to ever win an Oscar. It received the award in the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards (2012).
First Iranian film to receive a Golden Globe award (Best Foreign Language Film, 2012).
First Iranian film to receive nomination for an Academy Award in the Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (or Best Original Screenplay) category. However, the award went to Woody Allen for Midnight in Paris (2011).
Filming was stopped by Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance for 10 days after director Asghar Farhadi's speech at the House of Cinema Film Festival in support of Iranian filmmakers that were banned from making movies, such as Bahman Ghobadi and imprisoned filmmaker, Jafar Panahi.
In the opening credits, the two ID cards being photocopied belong to Hediyeh Tehrani and Hamid Farokhnezhad, the two actors who played a couple heading for divorce in Farhadi's previous film Fireworks Wednesday (2006).
First Iranian film to be nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award (Film Not in the English Language, 2012).
The first film ever to win three Bears from the Berlin International Film Festival.
Second Iranian film to receive nomination for an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film of the Year category. The first was Children of Heaven (1997) directed by Majid Majidi in 1997.
Iran's official submission for the Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards (2012).
Was released under the name "The Separation of Nader and Simin" in Iran.

Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Many viewers finish the movie still confused about what actually happened to the money that is the catalyst for the whole series of misunderstandings throughout the film's plot. The missing money, which Nader falsely accuses Razieh of stealing, is the same money that Simin takes to pay the movers at the very beginning of the movie.

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