Original title: “Forushande”
Iran/France – Drama, Thriller – Year: 2016 – Running time: 124 mins
Winner of Best Screenplay and Best Actor, for Shahab Hosseini, at Cannes, and Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film, this is the story of Emad and Rana, a married couple working in the theatre, currently starring in Death of a Salesman. Rana is attacked by an intruder while alone in a new apartment, leading to a crisis in Emad’s acting career and their marriage as he tries to find the perpetrator. A gripping domestic drama from the director of A Separation.
Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman is a dazzling, darkly funny, quietly devastating human drama from Iran. You are in the hands of a major film artist.
Peter Travers (Rolling Stones)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
The Past (2013) / A Separation (2011)
Taraneh Alidoosti … Rana Etesami
Shahab Hosseini … Emad Etesami
Babak Karimi … Babak
Mina Sadati … Sanam
Farid Sajjadi Hosseini … The Man
Ehteram Boroumand … Mrs. Shahnazari
Emad Emami … Ali
(for full cast, and more information, see “The Salesmanr” in IMDB)
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