Set in contemporary Iran, A SEPARATION is a compelling drama about the dissolution of a marriage. Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband Nader and daughter Termeh. Simin sues for divorce when Nader refuses to leave behind his Alzheimer-suffering father. Her request having failed, Simin returns to her parents' home, but Termeh decides to stay with Nader. When Nader hires a young woman to assist with his father in his wife's absence, he hopes that his life will return to a normal state. However, when he discovers that the new maid has been lying to him, he realizes that there is more on the line than just his marriage.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
676 Ratings
676 Ratings

99% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 8.9/10
  • Fresh 166
  • Rotten 1

Critics Consensus: Morally complex, suspenseful, and consistently involving, A Separation captures the messiness of a dissolving relationship with keen insight and searing intensity.

16+ COMMON SENSE

Intense but rewarding Iranian drama has complex characters.

Information

Studio
Sony Pictures Classics
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 2011 Asghar Farhadi. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
Persian (Iran, Islamic Republic Of) (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
English (United States)

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