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Mon, Jan 16th, 2017 Written by 

The Salesman (12A)

  • Director: Asghar Farhadi
  • Cast: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi
  • Country: Iran
  • Year: 2016
  • Running time: 125'

Farhadi (A Separation, The Past) continues to astonish with this beautifully modulated portrait of a man, a marriage, and a society where nothing is quite as it seems. Emad is a kind and considerate English teacher who is also performing in Death of A Salesman.

When his wife, Rana, is attacked in their new apartment, Emad is set on a long slow revenge that inevitably ends in tragedy. As matters of conscience and social pressure tighten the noose on a set of well-drawn characters, this becomes a masterclass in complex moral questioning. Gently ratcheting up the tension with some deft narrative moves Farhadi gives his superb cast full rein to create a serious reflection on guilt and shame, trust and forgiveness.

Farhadi's deliberate, dialogue-heavy drama allows for incredible work by his cast”

Winner Best Actor and Best Screenplay Cannes Film Festival 2016


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