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The Salesman (2016)

Forushande (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama | 31 August 2016 (Iran)
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While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.

Director:

Asghar Farhadi

Writer:

Asghar Farhadi
Won 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 27 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Shahab Hosseini ... Emad Etesami
Taraneh Alidoosti ... Rana Etesami
Babak Karimi ... Babak
Mina Sadati ... Sanam
Maral Bani Adam Maral Bani Adam ... Kati
Mehdi Koushki ... Siavash
Farid Sajjadi Hosseini Farid Sajjadi Hosseini ... The man
Mojtaba Pirzadeh Mojtaba Pirzadeh ... Majid
Emad Emami Emad Emami ... Ali
Ehteram Boroumand Ehteram Boroumand ... Mrs. Shahnazari
Sam Valipour Sam Valipour ... Sadra
Shirin Aghakashi Shirin Aghakashi ... Esmat
Sahra Asadollahe Sahra Asadollahe ... Mojgan
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Storyline

Forced to leave their collapsing house, Ranaa and Emad, an Iranian couple who happen to be performers rehearsing for Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" rent a new apartment from one of their fellow performers. Unaware of the fact that the previous tenant had been a woman of ill repute having many clients, they settle down. By a nasty turn of events one of the clients pays a visit to the apartment one night while Ranaa is alone at home taking a bath and the aftermath turns the peaceful life of the couple upside down. Written by Hossein sr

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements and a brief bloody image | See all certifications »

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With winning his second Oscar Asghar Farhadi became the sixth director after Bergman, Fellini, De Sica, Kurosawa and René Clement to win two or more Oscars for Best Foreign Film. See more »

Goofs

Iranian actresses are not allowed to appear without hijabs. And Iranian women don't wear hijab in their home. Farhadi always find a way to solve this problem like there is always a stranger in the house but in the scene Rana is cleaning the house she is all alone and still wearing a hijab. See more »

Quotes

Emad: Don't worry about it, it's just the first 100 years that are tough.
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Connections

References The Way West (1967) See more »

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Pishdaramad
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Written by Ali Azimi
Performed by Ali Azimi
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Asghar Farhadi Is A Legend.
25 January 2017 | by SameirAliSee all my reviews

Asghar Farhadi is an amazing director. His 4 films are nominated for Oscar in a row. Amonth them, "A Separation" won the first Oscar and Golden globe to an Iranian movie. His direction style and making always impress me.

"The Salesman" is the story of a couple who move to a new apartment, unaware that it was occupied by a prostitute before them. A customer of the old tenant makes a visit to the apartment that makes the couples life upside down.

The husband is searching for the visitor for a revenge, but ends up in a sweet revenge story, or so called.

I was so impressed by the movie that I have no words to explain or describe it. Asghar Farhadi's free and candid type of visuals makes the movie more lively. Close ups make the drama more intense.

The movie is such an emotional drama that you don't want to miss.

A must watch. Highly recommended.

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Country:

Iran | France

Language:

Persian | English

Release Date:

31 August 2016 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$71,078, 29 January 2017

Gross USA:

$2,402,067

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,953,604
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1.85 : 1
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