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Chaharshanbe-soori (2006)

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.

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Asghar Farhadi
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Cast

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

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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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

16 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fireworks Wednesday See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Production Co:

Boshra Film See more »
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Mono

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Selected by the Slant Magazine as one of the best movies screened in 2006. See more »

Quotes

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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Bigharar
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Written by Mohsen Chavoshi
Performed by Nasrollah Moein Najafabadi
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Beautiful.....
10 October 2006 | by mavishehSee all my reviews

Chaharshanbeh Soori is a beautiful movie, directed with so much subtlety and refinement, bringing the best of the actors out of them. The superb narratives and very good filming are topped with great story telling, making it a must-see and a fresh blood in the Iranian cinema.

The complication of human behavior and psyche as well as the flow of the events, thoughts, and emotions, remind one of Milan Kundera's novels.

The character development is really flawless, and I have never seen Hedyeh Tehrani in a better and more touching scene than the one where she is in the bathroom with her sister in Fireworks Wednesday.

Great job and congratulations to Asghar Farhadi and Mani Haghighi.


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