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Forushande (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 31 August 2016 (Iran)
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While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.

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Forced to leave their collapsing house, Ranaa and Emad, an Iranian couple who happen to be performers rehearsing for Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" rent a new apartment from one of their fellow performers. Unaware of the fact that the previous tenant had been a woman of ill repute having many clients, they settle down. By a nasty turn of events one of the clients pays a visit to the apartment one night while Ranaa is alone at home taking a bath and the aftermath turns the peaceful life of the couple upside down. Written by Hossein sr

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements and a brief bloody image | See all certifications »
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$71,078 (USA) (27 January 2017)

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$3,402,067 (USA) (14 April 2017)
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This is the 4th movie directed by Asghar Farhadi to be chosen as Iran's submission for the Academy Award for 'Best Foreign Language Film'. The previous movies were Darbareye Elly (2009), A Separation (2011), and Le passé (2013).

A Separation and The Salesman were nominated for the Oscar; both ended up winning. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie, people are leaving the apartment because it is dangerous and there is a risk of collapsing. But later on, the next days they can easily enter the building and there is no police/municipality line tape in front of the building to prevent people from entering the dangerous area. See more »

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Sadra: If my dad came ,say sadra isn't here.
Rana Etesami: Why?
Sadra: Because I like my mom.
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References Pal Joey (1957) See more »

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Theatre Scene - Flue
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Written by Satar Oraki
Performed by Zoya Afsari, Hana Kamkar
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A True Gem
24 October 2016 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Masterfully shot in Teheran, the film follows the ill fortunes of a theatrical married couple who, while rehearsing Miller's play Death of a Salesman, find themselves having to abandon their crumbling apartment and to seek alternative accommodation. The film is openly an allegory about social, urban and marital decay. But way beyond it, it is about the costs of masculine pride. By far more than a very good 'Iranian film', this is a superb statement about the unbearable consequences of trying to live up to codes of honour that centre on the female body. In my opinion, actress Taraneh Alidoosti is the hero of the film, both in her performance and in the role she occupies in the script. In contrast to appearances, she is the mover of everything that takes place in this fantastic film. A cinematic poem and a masterpiece in unfolding the twists of human psychology.


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