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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.

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

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Credited cast:
Hamid Farokhnezhad ... Morteza
Hediyeh Tehrani ... Mozhde Samiei
Taraneh Alidoosti ... Roohi
Pantea Bahram ... Simin
Sahar Dolatshahi ... Mozhde's sister
Houman Seyyedi Houman Seyyedi ... Abdolreza (Roohi's fiance) (as Hooman Seyadi)
Matin Heydarnia Matin Heydarnia ... Amir Ali
Mehran Mahram Mehran Mahram
Behshad Sharifian Behshad Sharifian
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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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Asghar Farhadi's 3rd feature film. 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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honest storytelling with intriguing characters
10 June 2019 | by aminifatimaaaSee all my reviews

Another gem of a portrait, Fireworks Wednesday is a effective & impressive domestic drama which remains to be Asghar Farhadi's underrated masterpiece. Featuring a gripping plot that gets better as the story progresses, tightly structured screenplay, captivating performances from its cast & tight editing, Asghar Farhadi creates an amazing picture. Covering themes of lies, deception, marriage & infidelity from the eyes of an engaged young woman, while also keeping its narration perfectly stable by finding a fine balance between its suspense, mystery & drama, Fireworks Wednesday is a faith-shattering cinema that's powerful and thoroughly recommended.


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Official Sites:

sourehcinema

Country:

Iran

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

16 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,132, 20 March 2016

Gross USA:

$90,519

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,881
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Boshra Film See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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