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The Salesman (PG)

Presented by Horsham Film Society. Open to Non-Members. All Tickets £5.

The Salesman (12A)

Iranian with English Subtitles /  2016 / 125 min           Drama, Thriller

Director: Asghar Farhadi  Starring: Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi

Rana and Emad are a happy middle-class couple living in Tehran. He is a teacher and she stays at home while they think about starting a family. They are also talented members of a theatre group putting on a production of Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman”. Forced to move out of their apartment because the whole building is in danger of collapsing, they eventually move into another apartment, set up for them by a fellow cast member. They then find out this flat was once inhabited by a young woman who worked as a prostitute, and unsavoury people have got used to calling round at all hours of the night. One night, Rana buzzes open the outer door thinking that it must be her husband. But it isn’t…

‘A psychological and moral drama about one man’s anger and damaged self-image’.

Won Best Foreign Language film at the 2017 Oscars. 

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