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A Separation

A Separation
Ugly truth, sweet lies
Maybe we should get divorced ...

This Iranian film arrives with a long string of awards to its name, including the Best Foreign Language Oscar. The story revolves around a married couple who divorce, leaving dad looking after the daughter and his ill father. He hires a young woman to care for his dad, but when she falls down the stairs and has a miscarriage, her husband sues her employer. The resulting court case brings much to light, leading to complex interplay between the characters as legal and ethical questions in modern Iran are examined. In Persian language with English subtitles. Not to be missed.


123 minutes, No persons under 13 (Violence)
Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits
CastPayman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini, Sarina Farhadi
DirectorAsghar Farhadi
ScreenplayAsghar Farhadi
MusicSattar Oraki
CinematographyMahmoud Kalari
EditingHaayedeh Safiyari
Sound formatsDolby SR
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2011
Produced byAsghar Farhadi
SA DistributorSter-Kinekor

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceBrief, realistic and moderate, infrequent
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsForeign film with English subtitles and complex and mature themes of religious dogma explored.
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Cape Argus/The StarHelen Herimbi 10
Die BurgerPaul Boekkooi 15
Cape TimesDeborah Young 15
International Media
Box Office (USA)Wade Major 15
Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert20
ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli 18
Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers 18
Metacritic.com41 critics19
RottenTomatoes.com143 critics18
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer 20
Movie Review Query Engine (USA)MRQE critics 17
Movie Review Intelligence (USA)46 critics19
Internet (IMDB)69747 Netizens 17
Average .. 85%17


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