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Le passé (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery | 17 May 2013 (France)
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An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce.

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Valeria
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Céline
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Coming back to accomplish the divorce procedure, Ahmad an Iranian man, arrives in Paris after four years to meet his ex-wife and her daughters from her previous marriage. He notices his ex is in a relationship with an Arab named Samir who also has a son and a wife in a coma. The relationship of the older daughter and her mother is in deterioration because the daughter thinks her mother is the cause of Samir's wife comatose state. The affairs get more complicated when the older daughter discloses something heinous she has done. Written by Hossein sr

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$29,270 (USA) (20 December 2013)

Gross:

$1,330,596 (USA) (11 April 2014)
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Trivia

Ali Mosaffa learned French two months before filming began with the help of his wife, Leila Hatami. See more »

Quotes

Ahmad: Eat it now. You'll never get a chance to eat Gorme Sabzi
[an Iranian food]
Ahmad: in future. Unless you'll marry to a fun Iranian husband and you Fouad, an Iranian wife.
Fouad: What does an Iranian woman look like?
Ahmad: Like me!
[Ahmad moves his hands like a woman! They laugh]
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Featured in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2013 (2013) See more »

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Les Adieux
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Farhadi is a Novelist!
30 September 2013 | by (Budapest) – See all my reviews

Another Great storyline by Farhadi, I myself always hated movies and loved books, Asghar Farhadi made drama interesting for me, the story telling is amazing in his movies, no character is lost, everything has something to do with the story. All actors are greatly chosen, Berenice Bejo was as amazing as she could be, Samir and Fouad actors were also very good(and they actually looked like each other!), and Ali Mosaffa of course is a wonderful actor! Maybe this wasn't as great as A Separation but it kept me in front of the screen even for credits,.... He is a novelist, a long interesting drama by him again, A Separation, About Elly, Wednesday Fireworks, all amazing, He is in his early forties, We expect a lot more from him!


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