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A Separation

HD   PG-13 Closed Captioning

Asghar Farhadi

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About the Movie

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.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 153
  • Fresh: 152
  • Rotten: 1
  • Average Rating: 8.9/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Some films wear their artistry so lightly they appear simply to be happening, the inner workings of the story guided by an unseen hand. – Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune, Jan 26, 2012

Fresh: This is a trenchant emotional thriller that you watch in dread, awe, and amazing aggravation. – Wesley Morris, Boston Globe, Jan 26, 2012

Fresh: Asghar Farhadi's emotionally epic movie is not just a masterpiece dramatically, it is a movie dramatically of its moment. – John Anderson, Newsday, Jan 27, 2012

Fresh: The film involves its audience in an unusually direct way, because although we can see the logic of everyone's position, our emotions often disagree. – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times, Jan 26, 2012

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Customer Reviews


One of the few films I went into with high expectations and was not disappointed. A deeply moving and fascinating look at modern Persian society. If you are a fan of foreign cinema, this is a MUST SEE!

Proud of my country

I am very proud to say that I am from where this movie originated from, its one of the best iranian films ever and for sure the best film of the year

Awesome movie

It's just so real that you can't stop getting involve in the story!!! Throughout the movie I was constantly wondering what I would do if I were in their shoes and I simply didn't have the answer...tough decisions which can happen in anyone's life regardless of where you live...i have watched it twice so far and it still feels fresh...

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2011

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