A Separation (2011) Poster



Most of the movie was shot using a handheld camera.
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Director Asghar Farhadi's first idea for the movie was the image of a man washing his father, who had Alzheimer's. He built the rest of the film around that scene.
The director's daughter, Sarina Farhadi, who plays Termeh, shared the Best Actress (ensemble) Award at the Berlin International Film Festival.
First Iranian film to win an Oscar.
The first Iranian film to receive a Golden Globe award.
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).
The first Iranian film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Director Asghar Farhadi' made a speech at the House of Cinema Film Festival in support of Iranian filmmakers who were banned from making movies, including Bahman Ghobadi and imprisoned filmmaker Jafar Panahi. In retaliation, Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance stopped filming for 10 days.
The first Iranian film nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award.
The second Iranian film nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The first was Children of Heaven (1997).
The first film to win three Bears from the Berlin International Film Festival.
The film was released under the name "The Separation of Nader and Simin" in Iran.
Iran's official submission for the Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards (2012).
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The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

At the end, many viewers are confused about what actually happened to the money that drives the series of misunderstandings throughout plot. The missing money, which Nader 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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