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Forushande (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 27 January 2017 (USA)
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Forushande (The Salesman) is the story of a couple whose relationship begins to turn sour during their performance of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman.

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Farid Sajjadi Hosseini ...
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Mina Sadati ...
Mojtaba Pirzadeh ...
Majid
Sam Valipour ...
Sadra
Emad Emami ...
Ali
Mehdi Koushki ...
Siavash
Maral Bani Adam ...
Kati
Shirin Aghakashi ...
Esmat
Ehteram Boroumand ...
Mrs. Shahnazari
Sahra Asadollahe ...
Mojgan
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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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$705,239 (USA) (10 February 2017)
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Trivia

The shooting was stopped due to the sudden death of Yadollah Najafi, famous sound recorder in this project. See more »

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how it is possible someone (the old man) with heart problems can run away and no one can get this ? See more »

Quotes

Emad: I like to bring a loader and ruin all of this city.
Babak: They ruined this city once ,they built it again and now this is it.
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References Shame (1968) See more »

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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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