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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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After its screening in August 2016 this film with 15.71 billion Tomans gross became the highest grossing film of the year in Iran and also the third highest grossing film of all time in Iran's local box office history. 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

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 Pal Joey (1957) See more »

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Rana
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Written by Abdullah Jahanpanah
Performed by Molouk Zarabi
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Two Coincident Meanings of Salesman

The name of the film "Salesman" have 2 coincident meanings at the same word: one of the meaning is pertaining to the first role actor in theater who his occupation have to sales somethings in term of managing his life poorly and another meaning is affiliated with a woman (ex- tenant of the apartment) who sales her body in an inappropriate way for making money intentionally. In addition, aforementioned movie show us that taking revenge is not really easy when we imagine ourselves in that situation because if you are there instead of guilty person, maybe you act worse than him. What's more, Audience during watching these Sequences, face with a dilemma between forgiveness or revenge which this atmosphere is entirely fantastic and make us satisfied after watching this terrific film.


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Country:

Iran | France

Language:

Persian | English

Release Date:

31 August 2016 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

The Salesman See more »

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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