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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
Farhadi's movies are better to watch without reading any review.It reveals many things at each scenes which are well weaved in good pace..
Le passé (The Past) is exploring the past,another movie with disunion of husband and wife as a common factor in story line , but really different from his other movies..
Casting is brilliant..Ali Mosaffa plays the role of Ahmad, an Iranian who was away from his wife Marie (played well by Bérénice Bejo) for 4 years.. Meanwhile Marie get in a new relationship with Samir (Intensely played by Tahar Rahim) and proceeds with disclosures of the past..
The opening scene show a lady waiting for her husband.His reaction seeing her conveys something.. The characters are well defined and kept undeviated from the basic nature of each of them..
The sound mixing is accurate,the pace and flow is expertly done by Farhadi..
Asghar Farhadi doesn't give importance to the psychology of camera angles or movements..But , like documentaries have proved, it's not the camera angles,it's naturality which gives life and beats the viewer's mind..Conversations are life-like..Transitions of scenes are perfect..
It's a Farhadi style shown here,which always leave us uncertain about something..He feed us everything one by one ..
He shows many scenes behind a glass with inaudible conversation (also in opening scene) ,which increase the beauty of visuals and make up feel deeply.. I expected the ending of the movie in similar way (behind the glass) and it was suitable for situation..I actually predicted to my friend that the camera will pause behind the door which have a glass hole for the climax..but Farhadi wants us to hear what hope speaks to coma..
It's a skillful piece of filmmaking from Asghar again..
I recommend this movie to all drama lovers...
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