After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. However, once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life, creating a simmering tension between husband and wife. A master at exposing domestic discord through his multi-layered screenplays, Farhadi’s slow-burning, visceral drama explores the psychology of vengeance and a relationship put under strain while continuing to explore the condition of women in Iran and the male psyche.
The Salesman (Iran/France, 2016)
Written and directed by: Asghar Farhadi
With: Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi
Runtime: 125 min
The Salesman will open in New York and Los Angeles on Friday, January 27, 2017.