‘The Salesman’ Plays Out May 2

photo for The Salesman After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran who happen to be performers rehearsing for Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman,” are forced to move into a new apartment. Eventually, an incident linked to the previous tenant — a prostitute — of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life, and the husband goes on a crusade to restore his manhood and self-worth. The film is a psychological and moral drama. Won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Vitals: Director: Asghar Farhadi. Stars: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi, Mina Sadati. 2016 — Iran, CC, MPAA rating: PG-13, 125 min., Drama, Box office gross: $1.784 million, Sony.

Here’s the original press release:

“The most important movie of the year. A mesmerizing achievement. Grade A+.”

– Eric Kohn, Indiewire

 “A dazzling, darkly funny, quietly devastating human drama from Iran.”

– Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

 Winner of the 2017 Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film



 Debuting on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital May 2


THE SALESMAN, this year’s Academy Award® winner for Best Foreign Language Film, makes its eagerly awaited debut on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital May 2, 2017, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Written, directed and produced by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Asghar Farhadi (Best Original Screenplay, A Separation, 2011), this riveting tale of love, revenge, and forgiveness stars Taraneh Alidoosti (Modest Reception, About Elly) and Shahab Hosseini (A Separation, About Elly) as a young married couple living in Tehran whose lives and relationship are forever altered by an unexpected act of violence. Praised by critics since its debut at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, where it won Best Actor (Hosseini) and Best Screenplay (Farhadi), THE SALESMAN was named Best Foreign Language Film by the National Board of Review (USA) and was nominated for a Golden Globe® Award for Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language. Fans of bold and thought-provoking world cinema won’t want to miss the movie critics say “leaves the viewer tense and breathless” (Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter). The Blu-ray, DVD and digital releases include a featurette that goes behind-the-scenes with Farhadi as he shares his inspiration for the film and details how the suspenseful plot uncovers hidden truths behind human relationships.

Synopsis: After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Hosseini) and Rana (Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. Eventually, an incident linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life.

THE SALESMAN was produced by Alexandre Mallet-Guy (Louder Than Bombs, The Past) and Asghar Farhadi. Co-producer is Olivier Père (The Red Turtle, Personal Shopper).


Bonus Material Includes:

  • A Conversation With Writer-Director Asghar Farhadi

It has a run time of approximately 125 minutes and is rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements and a brief bloody image.

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