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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Mohammad Reza Forutan,
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
Pauline Burlet was chosen by director Asghar Farhadi for the role of Lucie because of her similarity with Marion Cotillard, who was going to play her mother in the film. However, Cotillard dropped out because Farhadi always insists on a rehearsal period with his actors before filming, something she could not commit to due to prior engagements. See more »
Why don't they separate her from medical instruments?
Because they don't know if she wants to live with them or die.
She wants to die.
Why do you say that?
She wants to die. That's why she committed suicide!
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Well ,Today I find time to watch latest Mr.Farhadi's movie , The past of course in my homeland , Iran and I should admit that I've never expected to premiere this film in Iran
Compare to his last masterpiece ,Seperation, this movie lacks the pace. Its a bit long and sometimes you get bored but stills you can find many artistic Sequences that shows how good Mr.Farhadi directing is! The whole story divided into three chapters and they are all intertwined so there is no exact borderline between chapters but the three main characters Mosaffa,Bejo and Rahim all have their parts but after an Hour ,Mosaffa character fades away and story relies on the rest of the characters
Music is good.Cinematography is also great and it shows exactly how boring and dull can Paris be !! For sure Bérénice Bejo steals the show by her performance .Its a kind of performance that you expect from a actress whom won The Cannes award for best acting .
By this movie Asghar Farhadi showed how good he is and why won the Oscar and also destined to become one of emerging directors that all the actors want to work with him .
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