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Tuesday, 9 May 2017


aka The Salesman

Asghar Farhadi, acclaimed director of A Seperation, explores strained relationships in the low-key thriller The Salesman.
After being violently assaulted in her own new home, a stage actor's husband is more determined to find the assailant rather than deal with his traumatized partner's problems upfront.
Reflecting themes of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, the film unravels it's mysteries in a simple but enticing pace that is complimented with the wonderful performances from Farhadi regular Shahab Hosseini & Taraneh Alidoosti.  It's an absolute wonder to watch the relationship slowly crumble before our eyes, occasionally more than we initially think it has.  It's not Farhadi's best work but it's certainly still a film well worth recommending for it's intellectual and emotional precise storytelling.  

4 cracks in the wall out of 5

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