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The salesman / Amazon Studios and Cohen Media Group present ; a Memento Films production, Asghar Farhadi Production production ; in co-production with Arte France cinéma ; in association with Doha Films Institute, Arte France ; producers, Alexandre Mallet-Guy, Asghar Farhadi ; written and directed by Asghar Farhadi.

Farhādī, Aṣghar, 1972- (film director,, screenwriter,, film producer.). Mallet-Guy, Alexandre, (film producer.). Alidousti, Taraneh, 1984- (actor.). Ḥusaynī, Shahāb, (actor.). Karimi, Babak, (actor.). Hosseini, Farid Sajjadi, (actor.). Sadati, Mina, (actor.). Jafarian, Hossain, (director of photography.). Safiyari, Hayedeh, (editor of moving image work.). Awrakī, Sattār, (composer (expression)). Memento Films, (production company.). Asghar Farhadi Production (Firm), (production company.). Arte France cinéma (Firm), (production company.). Doha Film Institute, (sponsor.). ARTE France, (production company.). Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm), (publisher.). Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi, Farid Sajjadi Hosseini, Mina Sadati. (Cast).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Nazareth. (Show)

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Memorial Library of Nazareth and Vicinity THRILLER DVD SAL 2017 (Text) 31001101687946 DVD Adult Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 124 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Culver City, California] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Statment of responsibility partially from English subtitles.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2016.
Anamorphic wide screen (1.85:1).
Special features: A conversation with writer-director Asghar Farhadi.
Non-Latin script record
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Hossein Jafarian ; editor, Hayedeh Safiyari ; music, Sattar Oraki.
Participant or Performer Note:
Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi, Farid Sajjadi Hosseini, Mina Sadati.
Summary, etc.:
When their housing complex suddenly threatens to collapse, Emad and Rana have to find a place to stay, moving to a nearby shabby apartment owned by one of their acquaintances. One of the apartment rooms is locked and filled with the luggage of the former tenant. This inconvenient displacement and disruption of personal space soon intersects a violent and terrible personal intrusion in their home. In spite of trying to erase what happened, the terrible events break through their minds again and again, and Emad proceeds to find the culprit in a reprisal attempt. At the same time, the couple is playing the lead roles in Arthur Miller's play "Death of a Salesman", and the deterioration of relationships in the play eerily mirrors the breakdown of understanding between the film's characters.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for mature thematic elements and brief bloody images.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC; region 1; 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen; 5.1 Dolby digital.
Language Note:
Persian dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles; optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Awards Note:
Academy Awards, 2017: Best foreign language film.
Subject: Spouses > Iran > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Iran > Drama.
Home invasion > Iran > Tehran > Drama.
Rape > Iran > Tehran > Drama.
Tehran (Iran) > Drama.
Genre: Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Foreign language films > Persian.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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