The Salesman (Forushande)
The Salesman (Forushande) (2017)

Forced to leave their apartment due to a dangerous construction project in a neighboring building, a young Iranian couple moves to the center of Tehran where they become embroiled in a life-altering situation involving the previous tenant.… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 27, 2017
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Brian Tallerico

Farhadi's deliberate, dialogue-heavy drama allows for incredible work by his cast, particularly his two leads.

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Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Shahab Hosseini and Taraneh Alidoosti are mesmerizing in this riveting drama about obsession and revenge.

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Nick Davis
Film Comment Magazine

Bruising but elegant, conceptually intricate within a street-realist style, The Salesman asks through its final shots: when we stare at each other, do we see each other, or only ourselves?

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

As in A Separation, Farhadi privileges a woman's viewpoint without either sharing or exploring it.

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Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

This winner of Best Actor and Best Screenplay at Cannes observes a couple who dance around a stressful event without ever verbalizing their innermost thoughts, beautifully realized in Farhadi's closing shot

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Nathaniel Rogers
Film Experience

It's almost too tense to bear but Farhadi is a gifted storyteller, particularly with beginnings and endings.

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Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine

Asghar Farhadi's film yields a tonal and emotional friction that's simultaneously tragic, transcendent, and comic.

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

This psychological drama about an Iranian man and his wife under emotional stress while staging a production of 'Death of a Salesman' wanders into some unexpected twists and turns.

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Ron Wilkinson
It's Just Movies

People caught in rapid change pour their hearts out. Is anybody listening?

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