REVIEW: THE SALESMAN
OVERVIEW: THE SALESMAN, this year’s Academy Award® winner for Best Foreign Language Film, makes its eagerly awaited debut on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital May 2, 2017, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Written, directed and produced by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Asghar Farhadi (Best Original Screenplay, A Separation, 2011), this riveting tale of love, revenge, and forgiveness stars Taraneh Alidoosti (Modest Reception, About Elly) and Shahab Hosseini (A Separation, About Elly) as a young married couple living in Tehran whose lives and relationship are forever altered by an unexpected act of violence. Praised by critics since its debut at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, where it won Best Actor (Hosseini) and Best Screenplay (Farhadi), THE SALESMAN was named Best Foreign Language Film by the National Board of Review (USA) and was nominated for a Golden Globe® Award for Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language. Fans of bold and thought-provoking world cinema won’t want to miss the movie critics say “leaves the viewer tense and breathless” (Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter). The Blu-ray, DVD and digital releases include a featurette that goes behind-the-scenes with Farhadi as he shares his inspiration for the film and details how the suspenseful plot uncovers hidden truths behind human relationships.
SYNOPSIS: After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Hosseini) and Rana (Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. Eventually, an incident linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life.
The film is
presented in widescreen in a 1.85:1 aspect ration preserving its
theatrical format. The picture is just flawless. Not only the
picture looks great in this release, also the sound it is good,
a 5.1 Dolby Digital in Farsi that provides a good complement
to the picture. It also includes English
and Spanish subtitles.
Widescreen (1.85:1) 16x9
DTS-HD Master Audio
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Conversation With Writer-Director Asghar Farhadi.