THE SALESMAN

Director: Asghar Farhadi
Writer(s): Asghar Farhadi
Cast: Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi
Awards: 2017 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Language: Persian

After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. Eventually, an incident linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life.

It is by any measure a great film, a quiet, yet overwhelmingly intense production that forces us to recalibrate our notion of what suspenseful cinema can mean and do. — Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

Asghar Farhadi, the writer and director, builds a solid and suspenseful plot out of ordinary incidents, and packs it with rich and resonant ideas. 
 A.O. Scott, The NY Times

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Running Time: 125 minutes125 MIN
PG-13 Rated