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After scoring an Oscar for A Separation and making The Past in Paris, Asghar Farhadi returns to Tehran for this quietly gripping drama about a couple, amateur actors appearing in Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, whose relationship starts to splinter in the aftermath of an assault. Married couple Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti) move into a new flat, not knowing that its previous occupant was a woman despised by her neighbours for having too many “male friends.” Rana is attacked by a strange man. As Rana retreats into herself, Emad, frustrated by his inability to comfort her, decides to play detective and find the culprit himself. But if and when he does, what will he do then? And at what cost?
A classic whodunit with Asghar Farhadi's characteristically impeccable plotting and buildup of suspense. Film Journal International
Farhadi steers his narrative to a shattering conclusion about the quality of mercy and vengeance. Maclean's
Cast Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi