The Salesman (Forushande)
- 2hr 4m
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His new film, in Persian with English subtitles, is of a piece with his best work — tightly focused, rather than broad-gauge brilliant, and another instance of this superb filmmaker turning elusive motivations and the mysteries of personality into gripping drama.
Lacking the astounding social complexity of his Academy Award winning drama A Separation, here the gears are not so hidden and a sense of contrived drama leads to some tedious sections. But all is forgiven when the final punches are delivered in a knock-out finale that leaves the viewer tense and breathless.
Farhadi remains a master of pace and tension, slowly upping the stakes in an unsettling narrative fuelled by a lingering sense of powerlessness, paranoia and the possibility that you never entirely know the person you love.
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Movie Info & Cast
- Shahab Hosseini
- Taraneh Alidoosti
- Babak Karimi
- Mina Sadati
- Farid Sajjadi Hosseini
- Mojtaba Pirzadeh
- Shirin Aghakashi
- Maral Bani Adam
- Emad Emami
- Sam Valipour
Did You Know?
- This is Asghar Farhadi's 4th collaboration with Taraneh Alidoosti and third with Shahab Hosseini.
- how it is possible someone (the old man) with heart problems can run away and no one can get this ?
- 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.