Released on DVD and Blu-ray 29th May 2017 from Curzon Artificial Eye, Asghar Farhadi (A Separation) returns with The Salesman, a characteristically taut drama exploring how unexpected cracks can form in the foundations of a seemingly happy marriage.
The future looks promising for amateur actors Emad and Rana as they prepare for opening night on their production of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. However, when dangerous work on a neighbouring building forces the couple to leave their home and move into a new apartment, a case of mistaken identity sees a shocking and violent incident throw their lives into turmoil. What follows is a series of wrong turns that threaten to destroy their relationship irreparably.
Winner of Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Academy Awards and both Best Screenplay and Best Actor at Cannes 2016, Farhadi's study on the potent power of pride, guilt and shame treads the line between arresting drama and revenge thriller with masterful ease.
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