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The Past (2013)

Le passé (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery | 17 May 2013 (France)
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An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce.

Director:

Asghar Farhadi

Writer:

Asghar Farhadi
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 13 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bérénice Bejo ... Marie Brisson
Ali Mosaffa ... Ahmad
Tahar Rahim ... Samir
Pauline Burlet ... Lucie
Elyes Aguis ... Fouad
Jeanne Jestin Jeanne Jestin ... Léa
Sabrina Ouazani ... Naïma
Babak Karimi ... Shahryar
Valeria Cavalli ... Valeria (as Valéria Cavalli)
Aleksandra Klebanska Aleksandra Klebanska ... Céline
Jean-Michel Simonet Jean-Michel Simonet ... Médecin
Pierre Guerder Pierre Guerder ... Juge
Anne-Marion de Cayeux Anne-Marion de Cayeux ... Avocate
Eléonora Marino Eléonora Marino ... Collègue Marie
Jonathan Devred Jonathan Devred ... Agent aéroport
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Coming back to accomplish the divorce procedure, Ahmad an Iranian man, arrives in Paris after four years to meet his ex-wife and her daughters from her previous marriage. He notices his ex is in a relationship with an Arab named Samir who also has a son and a wife in a coma. The relationship of the older daughter and her mother is in deterioration because the daughter thinks her mother is the cause of Samir's wife comatose state. The affairs get more complicated when the older daughter discloses something heinous she has done. Written by Hossein sr

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Drama | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Official submission of Iran to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. See more »

Quotes

Fouad: Why don't they separate her from medical instruments?
Samir: Because they don't know if she wants to live with them or die.
Fouad: She wants to die.
Samir: Why do you say that?
Fouad: She wants to die. That's why she committed suicide!
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Featured in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2013 (2013) See more »

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Farhadi is a Novelist!
30 September 2013 | by sirnatofiousSee all my reviews

Another Great storyline by Farhadi, I myself always hated movies and loved books, Asghar Farhadi made drama interesting for me, the story telling is amazing in his movies, no character is lost, everything has something to do with the story. All actors are greatly chosen, Berenice Bejo was as amazing as she could be, Samir and Fouad actors were also very good(and they actually looked like each other!), and Ali Mosaffa of course is a wonderful actor! Maybe this wasn't as great as A Separation but it kept me in front of the screen even for credits,.... He is a novelist, a long interesting drama by him again, A Separation, About Elly, Wednesday Fireworks, all amazing, He is in his early forties, We expect a lot more from him!


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Country:

France | Italy | Belgium | Iran

Language:

French | Persian

Release Date:

17 May 2013 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El pasado See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$11,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,270, 22 December 2013

Gross USA:

$1,331,747

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,673,462
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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