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The Salesman (2016)

Forushande (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 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.

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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
Mina Sadati ... Sanam
Babak Karimi ... Babak
Farid Sajjadi Hosseini Farid Sajjadi Hosseini ... The man
Shirin Aghakashi Shirin Aghakashi ... Esmat
Mojtaba Pirzadeh Mojtaba Pirzadeh ... Majid
Mehdi Koushki Mehdi Koushki ... Siavash
Maral Bani Adam Maral Bani Adam ... Kati
Emad Emami Emad Emami ... Ali
Ehteram Boroumand Ehteram Boroumand ... Mrs. Shahnazari
Sam Valipour Sam Valipour ... Sadra
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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Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

$2,402,067, 16 April 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,216,318, 19 March 2017
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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

A few days after the Oscar nominations were announced and the movie was included among the five nominees as Best Foreign Language Film, Asghar Farhadi made a statement that he would not attend the ceremony due to Donald Trump's executive order barring Iranians from entering in U.S. When the Oscar was awarded to the film, Anousheh Ansari read his prepared statement during the acceptance speech: "I'm sorry I'm not with you tonight. My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of the other six nations who have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S. Dividing the world into the us and our enemies categories creates fear, a deceitful justification for aggression and war. These wars prevent democracy and human rights in countries which themselves have been victims of aggression. Filmmakers can turn their cameras to capture shared human qualities and break stereotypes of various nationalities and religions. They create empathy between us and others - an empathy that we need today more than ever." See more »

Goofs

The "Skammen" poster changes between shots several times. When Emad returns to his apartment, the poster is fully visible. A few scenes later when his wife goes to the room, a yellow poster covers the poster only making the letters "Ska" to appear. A third future shot reveals only an "S" behind the yellow poster. See more »

Quotes

Babak: Degenerate is the one who speaks his mind through swearing.
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References SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) See more »

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End Credits Theme
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Written by Sattar Oraki
Performed by Ali Baghfar and Payam Eghdami
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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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