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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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Drama | Thriller

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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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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

With winning his second Oscar Asghar Farhadi became the sixth director after Bergman, Fellini, De Sica, Kurosawa and René Clement to win two Oscars or more. 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

Emad: So, there's my wife. You'll still insist you didn't go in the bathroom?
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Connections

References SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) See more »

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Rana
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Written by Abdullah Jahanpanah
Performed by Molouk Zarabi
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I expected more
22 February 2017 | by ndjalazovaSee all my reviews

I love Iranian movies and the Separation is one of my favorites. Somehow with the Salesman it did not work out. The script is original but the story develops so slowly and drowns out. You do not feel the real drama and the true massage behind it. The director probably wanted to repeat his success using the same means as in the Separation but it lacks originality, something thrilling and insightful acting.


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