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Fireworks Wednesday (2006)

Chaharshanbe-soori (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 16 March 2016 (USA)
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On the last Wednesday before the spring solstice ushers in the Persian New Year, people set off fireworks following an ancient Zoroastrian tradition. Rouhi, spending her first day at a new job, finds herself in the midst of a different kind of fireworks -- a domestic dispute between her new boss and his wife.


Asghar Farhadi
7 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »





Credited cast:
Hamid Farokhnezhad ... Morteza
Hediyeh Tehrani ... Mozhde Samiei
Taraneh Alidoosti ... Roohi
Pantea Bahram ... Simin
Sahar Dolatshahi ... Mozhde's sister
Houman Seyyedi ... Abdolreza (Roohi's fiance) (as Hooman Seyadi)
Matin Heydarinia Matin Heydarinia ... Amir Ali (as Matin Heydarnia)
Mehran Mahram Mehran Mahram
Behshad Sharifian Behshad Sharifian
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Forough Ghajabagli Forough Ghajabagli


On the day before their holiday trip to Dubai, a wife who believes her husband is unfaithful enlists the help of Roohi, a young women sent by an agency to clean the house. She asks Roohi to make an appointment and gather information at the salon of the woman she suspects. Roohi is betrothed, innocent of marital discord. Over the course of the day, she, the couple, their small son, the wife's sister and husband, and the beautician engage in a series of exchanges, confrontations, and prevarications. Are the wife's suspicions unwarranted; is her behavior imperiling her marriage? Acts of kindness may go awry. And the trip to Dubai? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Selected by the Slant Magazine as one of the best movies screened in 2006. See more »


Simin: Your wife would've preferred seeing you with a whore than with another woman.
Morteza: I'll call you when I get there.
Simin: I won't pick up the phone.
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Followed by A Separation (2011) See more »


Written by Mohsen Chavoshi
Performed by Nasrollah Moein Najafabadi
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a story of human being
10 April 2009 | by arya_zangiSee all my reviews

One of the best Iranian movies ever! chaharshanbe-soori is about love,family and truth.Mojde,a housewife,suspects his husband of having affair with a woman next door.A young girl who is going to get married comes to their home for cleaning and gets involved in their problem.Like people who are watching the movie,she thinks the husband is innocent and helps him to win the fight against his wife.All these events, take place in chaharshanbe-soori,an old Iranian ceremony.Movie has got excellent acting,Hedie Tehrani is unforgettable,and excellent directing by Asghar Farhadi.One of those movies that stick in your mind for ever!

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Release Date:

16 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,132, 20 March 2016

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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