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Forushande (2016)

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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.

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Asghar Farhadi

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Asghar Farhadi
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shahab Hosseini ... Emad Etesami
Taraneh Alidoosti ... Rana Etesami
Babak Karimi ... Babak
Mina Sadati Mina Sadati ... Sanam
Farid Sajjadi Hosseini Farid Sajjadi Hosseini ... The man
Emad Emami Emad Emami ... Ali
Mojtaba Pirzadeh Mojtaba Pirzadeh ... Majid
Shirin Aghakashi Shirin Aghakashi ... Esmat
Sam Valipour Sam Valipour ... Sadra
Mehdi Koushki Mehdi Koushki ... Siavash
Sahra Asadollahe Sahra Asadollahe ... Mojgan
Maral Bani Adam Maral Bani Adam ... Kati
Ehteram Boroumand Ehteram Boroumand ... Mrs. Shahnazari
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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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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements and a brief bloody image | See all certifications »

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Country:

Iran | France

Language:

Persian | English

Release Date:

31 August 2016 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

El viajante See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$71,078, 29 January 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,402,067, 14 April 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,216,318, 19 March 2017
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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original Persian title is "Forushande", which means "the salesman". Because of the French film "Le Vendeur", which means "the salesman", the French title was changed to "Le Client", which means "the customer". This version of the title has also been used in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Peru, and Poland. In Brazil, the film is called "O Apartamento" ("The Apartment"). See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, people are leaving the apartment because it is dangerous and there is a risk of collapsing. But later on, the next days they can easily enter the building and there is no police/municipality line tape in front of the building to prevent people from entering the dangerous area. See more »

Quotes

Rana Etesami: If I had used that damn intercom, If I'd asked who it was... none of this would've happened.
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Connections

References Honkytonk Man (1982) See more »

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Pishdaramad
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Written by Ali Azimi
Performed by Ali Azimi
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An amazing delivery from an already proved genius
4 November 2016 | by smaza91See all my reviews

This is a true masterpiece, one of the best films of the year. Even though Farhadi's 'A Separation' is even better, this is a great display of storytelling and psychological understanding of the director. There are three elements that ought to be highlighted. 1) Without gimmicks and hyperboles it shows how a common man, with his natural strengths and flaws, gets his own moral code defied by the violence that exists in all societies but that in this case, touched his family. 2) The visual language. Again, it's subtle and straightforward, but its always at the right distance of the characters. 3) The counterpointing of Miller's play is marvelous! What happens to them in real life always affects the development of the play and the tensions backstage have a richness that takes the audience to a new level. A must-watch!!!


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