Discussion # 10

 

 The Salesman 

All my life I have been watching foreign movies from all over the world. Doing that allowed me to have a better understanding about different countries and their diverse cultures. It also allowed to me to connect with people on a human level, discovering that despite our differences we all somehow share the same values and struggles in the sins of our coexistence.

For this assignment, I wanted to watch a foreign movie from a region or a country that I was not familiarized with or had a certain perception about. Therefore, I watched an Iranian movie called the Salesman. The movie is a 2016 drama film written and directed by Asghar Farhadi and starring Taraneh Alidoosti and Shahab Hosseini. The Salesmen also won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.  The movie is about two young couples living in Tehran, Iran, the couples face some challenges when they have to move into another apartment where suddenly eruption of violence is linked to the previous tenant of their new home which dramatically changes their lives, creating a simmering tension between the couples.

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