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THE SALESMAN

by Asghar Farhadi

synopsis

In the middle of the night, Emad and Rana are awoken by a grinding sound. Shortly thereafter they are evacuated from their apartment block, which is in danger of collapsing. The young couple soon find a new place to live, and everything seems fine. One odd thing, however, remains: despite several attempts to contact the previous tenant, she still has not picked up most of her possessions. One day, after waiting for her husband to return from work, Rana opens the door and is faced with a nasty surprise. The incident takes a sinister turn that will change Emad and Rana’s relationship forever.

international title: The Salesman
original title: Forushande
country: Iran, France
sales agent: Memento Films International
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Asghar Farhadi
film run: 125'
release date: FR 9/11/2016
screenplay: Asghar Farhadi
cast: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti
production: Memento Films, ARTE France Cinéma, Asghar Farhadi Production (IR)
backing: Doha Film Institute
distributor: Cinéart

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Cannes Film Festival 2016
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La Rochelle International Film Festival 2016 
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