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A Separation (2011)

Jodaeiye Nader az Simin (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 16 March 2011 (Iran)
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A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.

Director:

Asghar Farhadi

Writer:

Asghar Farhadi
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Cast

Credited cast:
Payman Maadi ... Nader (as Peyman Moadi)
Leila Hatami ... Simin
Sareh Bayat ... Razieh
Shahab Hosseini ... Hojjat
Sarina Farhadi ... Termeh
Merila Zare'i ... Miss Ghahraii
Ali-Asghar Shahbazi ... Nader's Father
Babak Karimi ... Interrogator
Kimia Hosseini ... Somayeh
Shirin Yazdanbakhsh ... Simin's Mother
Sohibanoo Zolqadr Sohibanoo Zolqadr ... Azam (as Sahabanu Zolghadr)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohammadhasan Asghari Mohammadhasan Asghari ... Creditor
Shirin Azimiyannezhad Shirin Azimiyannezhad ... Woman in the Bus
Hamid Dadju Hamid Dadju ... Creditor
Mohammad Ebrahimian Mohammad Ebrahimian ... Judge
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Storyline

Nader (Payman Maadi) and Simin (Leila Hatami) argue about living abroad. Simin prefers to live abroad to provide better opportunities for their only daughter, Termeh. However, Nader refuses to go because he thinks he must stay in Iran and take care of his father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi), who suffers from Alzheimers. However, Simin is determined to get a divorce and leave the country with her daughter. Written by Amin Davoodi

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Ugly truth, sweet lies See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

(Around 1hr 12m) Hojjat (Shahab Hosseini) keeps objecting to the judge and consequently, the judge asks him to leave the court. On his way out, Hojjat keeps on objecting and hits the entrance door with his head, denting it for real. This was not in the script and was improvised by Hosseini. According to backstage footage and behind the scenes, everyone on the set applauded Hosseini and Farhadi kissed Hosseini's forehead and kept the scene. Hosseini had to put ice on his head due to the impact. See more »

Goofs

When Simin and Hojjat's sister are talking to Hojjat, the fan behind Hojjat is on at first, but off and facing a different angle in subsequent scenes. See more »

Quotes

Termeh: If you knew she was pregnant, why did you hit her?
Nader: Look, I did know she was pregnant, but in that moment I didn't, I had forgotten, This matter was not on my mind at all
Termeh: Well... well go tell these exact things to them
[to the Interrogator]
Nader: My dear, the Law doesn't understand such things, It says either you knew or you didn't... Look at me! if you want me to go and tell them I will do this right off
Termeh: ...
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most touching movie making you think but not cry
13 October 2011 | by msever16See all my reviews

this is one of the most heart breaking and real movies I have seen this year. you can not leave the movie for even 1 second and characters are such real ones that you start to put yourself in their position and think what would I do? it is a must see movie as Turkish drama lover person i may suggest every drama fan to watch this breath taking real natural real movie. these Iranian people are god's blessings bravo... the actor is like born to act as if he is living his real life. the relationship between daughter and father and wife and husband seem so natural for those who know that culture. I should also add that the performance of the cleaner woman is very satisfactory.


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Country:

Iran | France | Australia

Language:

Persian

Release Date:

16 March 2011 (Iran) See more »

Also Known As:

A Separation See more »

Filming Locations:

Tehran, Iran

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Box Office

Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$59,481, 1 January 2012

Gross USA:

$7,099,055

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,926,076
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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