The Salesman

Asghar Farhadi (2016)

Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti Rated 12 Run time 125 mins

Winner at the 2017 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film


The Salesman is a typically wrenching film for Farhadi (About Elly, A Separation), one that morphs from quiet family drama to low-key tale of revenge, and the shift is executed impressively. Rana (Alidoosti) is assaulted after she and Emad (Hosseini) are forced to move house. Their relationship deteriorates as Emad becomes obsessed with finding the attacker and exacting vengeance.

Meanwhile they are both performing in Death Of A Salesman…

96% – Rotten Tomatoes

7.9/10 – IMDB

“With “The Salesman,” [Farhadi] returns not only to Iran but to some deeply Iranian themes, examining an atavistic tendency even in the most modern-seeming men and pitting that against the compassionate humanism at the core of both secular and religious thought in Iran.” …Read the full review HERE.

Asghar Farhadi, the writer and director, builds a solid and suspenseful plot out of ordinary incidents, and packs it with rich and resonant idea.”