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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.

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 Mehdi Koushki ... Siavash
Farid Sajjadi Hosseini Farid Sajjadi Hosseini ... The man
Mojtaba Pirzadeh Mojtaba Pirzadeh ... Majid
Ehteram Boroumand Ehteram Boroumand ... Mrs. Shahnazari
Emad Emami Emad Emami ... Ali
Shirin Aghakashi Shirin Aghakashi ... Esmat
Sahra Asadollahe Sahra Asadollahe ... Mojgan
Sam Valipour Sam Valipour ... Sadra
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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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This is the 4th movie directed by Asghar Farhadi to be chosen as Iran's submission for the Academy Award for 'Best Foreign Language Film'. The previous movies were Darbareye Elly (2009), A Separation (2011), and The Past (2013).

A Separation and The Salesman were nominated for the Oscar; both ended up winning. See more »

Goofs

How it is possible someone (the old man) with heart problems can run away and no one can get this? See more »

Quotes

Emad: What are they doing with this city? I wish I could bring a loader and ruin all of it.
Babak: They ruined this city once ,they built it again and now this is it.
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Connections

Features The Cow (1969) See more »

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Pishdaramad
(uncredited)
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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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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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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