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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... See more »

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Marie Brisson
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Ahmad
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Samir
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Lucie
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Fouad
Jeanne Jestin ...
Léa
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Naïma
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Shahryar
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Valeria
Aleksandra Klebanska ...
Céline
Jean-Michel Simonet ...
Médecin
Pierre Guerder ...
Juge
Anne-Marion de Cayeux ...
Avocate
Eléonora Marino ...
Collègue Marie
Jonathan Devred ...
Agent aéroport
Sylviane Fraval ...
Infirmière
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Michèle Raingeval ...
Une cliente de la brasserie (uncredited)

Directed by

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Asghar Farhadi

Written by

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Asghar Farhadi ... (writer)

Produced by

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Alexandre Mallet-Guy ... producer
Alexa Rivero ... line producer

Music by

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Evgueni Galperine
Youli Galperine

Cinematography by

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Mahmoud Kalari

Film Editing by

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Juliette Welfling

Editorial Department

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Niels Barroin ... colorist assist
Miguel Bejo ... digital dailies colorist
Karim El Katari ... colorist: Eclair
Audrey Kleinclaus ... lab post-production coordinator
Géraldine Mangenot ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Mohamed Belhamar
Laura Muccino ... (Casting Italy)

Production Design by

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Claude Lenoir

Costume Design by

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Jean-Daniel Vuillermoz

Makeup Department

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Virginie Berland ... wig maker
Lucía Bretones-Méndez ... key makeup artist
Caroline Planque ... makeup artist
Fulvio Pozzobon ... key hair stylist

Production Management

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Nathalie Dages ... assistant unit manager
Marie-Hélène Labret ... unit production manager
Mélanie Pienne ... assistant unit manager
Frédéric Sauvagnac ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Héléna Cotinier ... crowd assistant director
Nogole Khodabandeh ... third assistant director
David Koch ... second assistant director
Anthony Moreau ... additional assistant director
Maryam Naraghi ... first assistant director
Nassime Nazari ... second assistant director
Farhad Taghizadeh Toussi ... trainee assistant director
Claire-Oriane Vauchelle ... assistant director

Art Department

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Lionel Acat ... assistant art director
Pascal Chevé ... plasterer
Bernard Crinnebeault ... lead painter
Daniel Feret ... carpenter
Jean-Michel Gambillon ... art department
Jonathan Lacour ... props buyer
Thomas Lemierre ... swing gang
Christophe Lenoir ... set dresser
Suen Mounicq ... assistant art director
Bruno Perdrigeat ... props and furniture
Hélène Vaillant ... upholsterer

Sound Department

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Annabel Acquaviva ... boom operator
Hortense Bailly ... additional assistant sound editor
Jimmy Beaufils ... sound assistant
Franck Cartaut ... boom operator
Thomas Desjonquères ... sound editor / supervising sound editor
Dana Farzanehpour ... sound
Alexandre Gallerand ... sound assistant
Anne Le Campion ... sound recordist
François Lepeuple ... foley artist
Frédérique Liébaut ... supervising adr editor
Simon Poupard ... assistant sound editor
Elton Rabineau ... sound assistant
Bruno Tarrière ... foley engineer / re-recording mixer

Special Effects by

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Emmanuel Galtier ... special effects
Philippe Hubin ... special effects supervisor
Jean-Christophe Magnaud ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Thomas Bayle-Labouré ... digital compositor
Joseph Catté ... digital compositor
Sophie Denize ... visual effects producer
Cédric Fayolle ... visual effects supervisor
Damien Hurgon ... lead digital compositor
Manon Le Bas ... vfx project manager
Sergeï Lourié ... digital compositor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Pierre Addoun ... video operator
Jean-Bertrand Augendre ... electrician
Franck Barrault ... gaffer
Carole Bethuel ... still photographer
Xavier Delamalmaison ... first assistant camera
Marine Delcourt ... second assistant camera
Rodolphe Juteau ... electrician
Denis Louis ... prelight electrician
Julien Marc ... grip
Younes Najfar ... electrician
Lara Perrotte ... assistant camera (as Perrotte Lara)
Laurent Schepman ... grip
Bertrand Val ... key grip
Richard Weber ... rigging gafer

Casting Department

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Mohamed Belhamar ... extras casting
Stéphanie Doncker ... casting assistant
Sandra Durando ... casting assistant
Isabelle Kramrick ... extras casting assistant
Elsa Pharaon ... casting: children
Camille Tillier ... casting assistant
Elise Vogel ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Nadia Cherouk ... set costumer
Séverine Demaret ... key costumer

Location Management

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Mathieu Hiltzer ... location manager
Jean-Philippe Moreteau ... location scout
Valérie Novel ... location manager

Music Department

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Isabelle Degremont ... assistant to music supervisor
Raphael Hamburger ... music producer
Helen Jane Long ... composer: additional music

Other crew

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Pierre-Marc Dominique ... assistant to location manager
Marie Guillon ... production accountant
Serge Hayat ... equity provider
Vanessa Jerrom ... publicist
Frederic Jupin ... post-production coordinator: Eclair Numérique
Sylvie Koechlin ... script supervisor
Massoumeh Lahidji ... screenplay adaptation
Ugo Moulet ... office production assistant
Arash Naimian ... interpreter
Cynthia Pinet ... financial supervisor
Hugues Sauvagnac ... production assistant
Claire Vorger ... press attache: france

Thanks

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Jean-Claude Carrière ... thanks
Stephane Lieser ... special thanks: lawyer
Nick Shumaker ... thanks (as Nicholas Shumaker)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Le Passé (France)
  • Il passato (Italy)
  • Gozashte (Iran, Persian title)
  • The Past (World-wide, English title)
  • Le passé - Das Vergangene (Germany)
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Runtime
  • 130 min
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Budget $11,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Ali Mosaffa learned French two months before filming began with the help of his wife, Leila Hatami. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Cannes Film Festival 2013 (2013). See more »
Soundtracks Magie d'aéroports See more »
Quotes Samir: When two people see each other after 4 years and still fight together, it shows that there is something unsolved between them.
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