V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Forushande

V' 16

Forushande

The Salesman

Asghar Farhadi
F/Iran, 2016
Fiction, 125min, OmdU

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Forushande

Asghar Farhadi
F/Iran, 2016
Fiction, 125min, OmdU

Actors: 
Shahab Hosseini
Emad
Taraneh Alidoosti
Rana
Babak Karimi
Babak
Farid Sajjadihosseini
The Man
Mina Sadati
Sanam
Maral Bani Adam
Kati
Mehdi Kooshki
Siavash
Screenplay: 
Asghar Farhadi
Sound: 
Hossein Bashash
Yadollah Najafi
Camera: 
Hossein Jafarian
Editor: 
Hayedeh Safiyari
Composer: 
Sattar Oraki
Costume: 
Sara Samiee

Production: 
Memento Films
Asghar Farhadi Productions
World Sales: 
Memento Films
Distribution in Austria: 
Thimfilm
Format: 
DCP
Color

In Iran, Emad and his wife Rana are two actors forced to find a new apartment after their building is evacuated for security reasons. A friend from their theatre company offers a vacant apartment he owns. The most tragic and puzzling thing happens: while Rana is alone, a man enters the flat and surprises her in the shower; Emad comes home to find a track of bloody footprints leading to their door. As the main characters try to cope with the trauma, each in their own way, discovering the identity of the intruder becomes an obsession and eventually a temptation to take revenge. The tension is built with great skill: the facelessness of the attacker leaves us quite unsettled, while clues tracing back to him are disseminated adroitly as the story moves along. (Jasmin Valjas)

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