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Separation, A ( Jodaeiye Nader az Simin ) (2011) Movie Information

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Asghar Farhadi


Peyman Moaadi
Leila Hatami
Sareh Bayat
Shahab Hosseini
Sarina Farhadi
Merila Zare'i





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An Iranian couple face a tough decisions: the wife is determined to leave the country behind in order for their daughter to have a better life, but the husband refused to leave in order to care for his father, who suffers from Alzheimers. Divorce seems like the only option to satisfy both sides. -- Chris Kavan

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Not a bad standard drama, but I just couldn't get into it. It was not paced well and the subject matter did not spark much creativity. Nominated for best foreign language film, it does not live up to expectations. Skip it.

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The best film of 2011, by far. Perfectly written. Perfectly acted. A masterpiece!

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mitchellyoung 11/18/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Although sometimes slow-moving, by its second half, this film becomes an intensely emotional look at Persian social and political graces. It's a unique portrait of the pain of divorce, juxtaposed with an equally painful legal investigation. The last scene is the film's most powerful.

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11/19/2017 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Asghar Farhadi, last year’s Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award winner for the excellent “The Salesman”, won his first Oscar (and, may we add, the Golden Bear as well) back in 2011 with this wonderfully complex and multilayered social drama, a portrait of a family’s disolution and the ramifications of class conflicts. Nader (Peyman Moaadi) and Simin (Leila Hatami) are in the middle of getting divorced. They have a daughter, Termeh (Sarina Farhadi), who seems to play a key role in the outcome of her parents’ divorce. Nader’s father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi) suffers from Alzheimer’s disease, so Nader hires Razieh (Sareh Bayat) to take care of him while he is at work. Razieh soon feels overwhelmed by the task, so her unemployed husband Hodjat (Shahab Hosseini) is supposed to take over for h...

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In A Seperation versucht jeder der Charaktere sein Leben zu leben innerhalb der Grenzen von Staat und Religion. Es ist ein persischer Film und wir lernen ganz nebenbei eine Menge über ein System, in dem der Staat die Religion vertritt. Schliesslich landen alle Beteiligten vor Gericht, dass menschliche Gefühle durch einen Regel-Katalog zu verrechnen versucht. Wir, die Zuschauer, werden bei diesen Verhandlungen so direkt mit einbezogen, wie ich es bei kaum einem Film je erlebt habe! Wir verstehen die Logik jeder Position und selbst unsere eigenen Gefühle widersprechen sich dabei. Versuchen wir uns ein Leben vorzustellen im Iran, einer modernen Gesellschaft, die sich die Gesetze des Korans auferlegt hat. A Seperation hat übrigens keine Probleme mit dem Islam; der Film führt vor, wie Theorie ...


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A Separation (Jodaeiye Nader az Simin) review

One of the best films produced in 2011 because of its flawless acting/direction. Human frailties at its finest. Nader (Peyman Moaadi) and Simin (Leila Hatami) have been married for 14 years and live with their 11-year-old daughter Termeh (Sarina Farhadi). Razieh (Sareh Bayat) was hired to look over Nader's father who has Alzheimer's disease. Things eventually go wrong when Nader discovers his father's arm being tied-up while Razieh was away. Screenplay was effective with lines from the characters: Nader - "What is wrong is wrong, no matter who said it or where it's written." "'Cause every time you face a trouble, you give in. Rather than confront it. " and Hodjat - "ou know, my problem is that I can't speak like them. I just lose my control soon." A realistic picture about lies, fai...

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