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A Separation

PG-13| 2 hr. 3 min.

Plot Summary
When Nader (Payman Maadi), a bank employee, refuses to leave Tehran, his wife, Simin (Leila Hatami) sues for divorce in the hope that she can make a better life for their young daughter abroad. Needing someone to care for his senile father while he's at work, Nader hires Razieh (Sareh Bayat), a married woman whose chador hides her pregnancy. One day, after becoming angry with Razieh, Nader shoves her, and she has a miscarriage, leading Razieh's husband to take Nader to court.

Cast: Payman Maadi , Leila Hatami , Sareh Bayat , Shahab Hosseini , Merila Zare'i , Babak Karimi , Shirin Yazdanbakhsh , Sarina Farhadi

Director: Asghar Farhadi

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

A Separation (2011)

Release Date: December 30th, 2011|2 hr. 3 min.

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  • A Separation is a landmark film. No way will you be able to get it out of your head. show more

  • Moaadi is the standout here, subtly evoking filial worry and fatherly pride in one scene, popping off with rage in another: He's believably decent, believably flawed. A Separation touches on religious strictures and the role of women in Iran, but it does so with a light hand and not a twitch of condemnation. show more

  • Sophisticated and universal yet deeply intimate, A Separation is an exquisitely conceived family drama that has the coiled power of a top-notch thriller. show more

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  • September 01, 2012 zg00000000074322
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    An intimate look at modern day Iranian life that includes typical problems such as divorce, depression, and discrimination amid the oppressive Sharia legal system. It is a great story but a bit too long.

  • August 26, 2012 Carla Beckman
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    Wonderful movie depicting moral dilemmas in everyday life. Iran family problems could mirror our own. It was a beautiful story. The children were delightful, so realistic.

  • April 10, 2012 tj00000000118738
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    LBJK H.

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What Is 'A Separation'? Oscar Nominees 2012 Guide

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Eric Larnick on February 24, 2012

"A Separation"Nominated For: Best Foreign Language Film, Best Original Screenplay (Asghar Farhadi)What's It About: Nader and Simin have been married for fourteen years and are trying to raise a daught...

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