The Salesman

Forced out of their apartment due to dangerous works on a neighboring building, Emad and Rana move into a new flat in the center of Tehran. An incident linked to the previous tenant will dramatically change the young couple’s life.


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  • ★★★★ review by Serena Catalano on Letterboxd

    Only Farhadi could make me cry over the antagonist of the movie.

  • ★★★★½ review by Eli Hayes on Letterboxd

    Honestly, this should win the Palme.

    It probably won't (I hope I'm wrong),

    but it damn well should.

  • ★★★★½ review by Katie on Letterboxd

    I loved this so much. I really had no problems with it up until the end, it felt a little drawn out. 


    I wish that the film would've focused on Rana. The whole climax of the story was about her but I feel like there wasn't enough time given to her character.

  • ★★★½ review by Brendan Michaels on Letterboxd


    Farhadi's films have show people put into situations that test their connections with the characters friends and family. The Salesman feels like a modern day Hitchcock film in its way that it builds on top of each suspense it creates. Honestly I'm completely floored by this film. Farhadi is somehow able to make my innards twist and have me at the edge of my seat in every film I've seen him make. Possibly my favorite film out of the foreign language films nominated at the Oscars. Definitely a film that I'll be thinking about more and more. Easily my favorite film of the year so far. Quite possibly Farhadi's masterpiece.

  • ★★★★ review by Lucy on Letterboxd

    “i behaved badly”

    captivating with a stellar ending. i’m glad i got to catch this in the theater

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