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A Separation

Movie
2011
2h 3m
PG-13
Persian
Drama
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8.2
Critic Score: 
97
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A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
A Separation Poster

A Separation

PG-13
Movie
2011
2h 3m
Persian
Drama
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
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A Separation (2011) on IMDb
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AliAsghar Shahbazi
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Directed By: Asghar Farhadi
Written By: Asghar Farhadi (Screenplay)

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robot2xl says...
12 years ago
"A Separation" provides a useful portrait of Iran today. Some inflamed American political rhetoric has portrayed it as a rogue nation eager to start nuclear war. All too many Americans, I fear, picture Iranians as camel-riding harem-keepers. Certainly some of Iran's punishments for adultery that we read about seem medieval. But this film portrays a more nuanced nation, and its decent characters are trying to do the right thing. To untangle right and wrong in this fascinating story is a moral challenge. I'd love to see the film with wise judges from American divorce courts and hear their decisions. Sometimes the law is not adequate to deal with human feelings.
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Waldner11 says...
8 years ago
I wasn't expecting this to be that good, very subtle drama. Well worth the watch.
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amnahaljeffri says...
10 years ago
Good
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JoeyvanAwesome says...
7 months ago
It might be a realistic family drama, but I didn’t find it entertaining or interesting at all. I don’t get why this has such a high rating, because I really struggled to get through this. Showing everyday misery doesn’t automatically make a plot worthwhile…
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Sólstafir
CONTAINS SPOILERS9/10  2 years ago
My second movie from Asghar Farhadi. The first was About Elly. The way he handles chaos and rising tensions is just unparalleled. His movies start with such a simple premise but soon the situations force the characters to break their usual amiable demeanour and human emotions prevail in their true f More
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Payador
CONTAINS SPOILERS9/10  5 years ago
No es otra tonta película sobre árabes locos, fanáticos religiosos y potenciales terroristas… por lo menos no todos son árabes locos, fanáticos religiosos y potenciales terroristas.

Trata de una familia más o menos acomodada en donde con una pareja trabajadora, una hija que va a la escuel More
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Andres Gomez
6 years ago
Great movie around and simple yet neat story with great characters, script and performances.

You can totally believe the story is just happening at your building stairs.
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