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  • Certificate: PG
  • Genre: Indie
  • Cinema release: 01/07/2011
  • DVD release: 05/12/2011

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Synopsis

Asghar Farhadi directs this highly-acclaimed Iranian drama, which won the 2012 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, about the far-reaching effects of an acrimonious divorce. Middle-class couple Nader (Peyman Moaadi) and Simin (Leila Hatami) plan to emigrate to Europe with their eleven-year-old daughter, Termeh (Sarina Farhadi).
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Asghar Farhadi directs this highly-acclaimed Iranian drama, which won the 2012 Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, about the far-reaching effects of an acrimonious divorce. Middle-class couple Nader (Peyman Moaadi) and Simin (Leila Hatami) plan to emigrate to Europe with their eleven-year-old daughter, Termeh (Sarina Farhadi). But when Nader decides to stay behind to care for his Alzheimer's-suffering father, Simin files for divorce and states her intention to leave the country with her daughter. Tensions further escalate when Nader hires housemaid Razieh (Sareh Bayat) to help him care for his father and an unfortunate accident leads to a court case above and beyond the divorce proceedings...
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Our review

"A powerful, suspenseful political drama. Well-shot and well-directed and opens up a wider world to Iran and allows us to see a different side to the sometimes misunderstood country."

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07-07-2011