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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 ... 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

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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Features Gaav (1969) See more »

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Rana
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Written by Abdullah Jahanpanah
Performed by Molouk Zarabi
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35 years of love or betrayal?
20 September 2016 | by Norman1718See all my reviews

I loved how this movie had some women characters that shows the exact situation of Iranian women. The old lady: "Oh...thank god you are alive.Thank you for saving him.He is my everything.I can't live without him."These are the words of an old lady in a 35 year-old marriage toward his husband which has been cheating on her for 3 years!How dumb is she!? It's the story of many women in Iran which because of their situation should obey their husbands and love them blindly. Raana: She has been raped but she doesn't have the courage to sue also she is so embarrassed that this may become a discredit to her. The prostitute: Imagine A mother with a young daughter what should she do for a living?Nothing in a society specified for Men but to sell her body to those Men! And finally the woman in the taxi: This woman knows the situation of all the women above. she is now a women who had lost her trust to all men.Either something happened to her or to her friends she now sees men all like together.She's so paranoid that she doesn't see that Emad is doing nothing.

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There are many other scenes i loved about the film for example when one of the student asked "how does a man become a cow?"and Emad answered "gradually" and It was actually proved during the film when an old man doesn't find it shameful to touch someone's wife while a kid find it shameful to go to bathroom with his mother's friend!!So again a man gradually becomes a cow!! -- spoilers end --


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