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Jodái-e Náder az Simin

جدى نىدر از سمن [ۋدرردنگ] = ا سپرتن - Jodái-e Náder az Simin

A separation

DVD - 2012 | Persian
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A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2012]
Edition: Widescreen format
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Separation


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'A Separation' BBC critics selected one of the top 25 films of the 21st century.

A 2011 Iranian drama written and directed by Asghar Farhadi. A Separation won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012.

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Oct 28, 2020

The daily life of taking care of someone with Alzheimer's including all the gross parts. If you liked the french movie Amour you would like this movie. Not for me.

Nov 18, 2019

2012 Academy Award-winner, “A Separation,” written & directed by Asghar Farhadi, begins with a divorce hearing between a woman, Simin, & her husband, Nader. They agree on leaving Iran to move abroad for better prospects for their 11-year-old daughter, Termeh. However, Simin would like to go now while, Nader refuses to leave his father suffering from Alzheimer’s. Simin moves into her mother’s, Termeh stays with Nader & his father, the devout Razieh is employed by Nader, to look after his father, & the story spirals out from there. A steady thriller that follows a deteriorating marriage & a criminal case where all sides are sympathetic in one way or another. Ultimately, the story covers themes of class, division, inevitability & the truth which is hidden for the most part, from the audience.
This is a foreign-language film so subtitles might be necessary, though, I feel skipping anything based on language, would keep me from viewing a lot of awesome movies. Would recommend without a doubt. 4/5 stars
@reviewperson of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Sep 17, 2019

Lots of arguing, misery. Skip it.

Dec 11, 2018

this "Separation" is brutal, none of the people involved here are pleasant, except for, maybe, the accused, the only one with any sense of honour

Feb 14, 2018

Incredible film. It is a relatively simple film but filmed brilliantly. The acting was fantastic, the characters; each one had their flaws but were sympathetic. I also love how the film provides so much on what looks like a very humble budget. Worth watching. Certainly deserved its Academy Award.

Jan 31, 2018

Simply put, a wonderful film and deserving of 5 stars!

Sep 05, 2017

Outstanding film. An interesting story that's well-told. There are no heroes, no villains, just circumstance, and yet we hang on the outcome. The story is focused, moves at a good pace, there are no extraneous scenes, and even the peripheral characters have substance and depth.

Feb 09, 2017

Such a non--political, but family dynamics's universal no matter what country or continent.. So worth a watch, but torn about ending.....SPOILER ALERT!!! Torn about the final decision!

ArapahoeMarina Nov 18, 2016

The familial tension at the crux of the film means that every twist and sudden revelation is received by the characters like a knife to the heart, and their private and public pain is excruciatingly real. For me personally, I struggle to watch these kinds of crushingly depressing family dramas, knowing that tragedy lurks in every frame and event. Watching this film was to experience in some small part the suffocating sense of lives slowly spinning out of control, masterfully depicted.

Nov 09, 2016

It's basically a soap opera, but what makes it worth watching is that it happens in Iran, and there is NOTHING political in it. It's about the goings-on in two families, each with a mother, father, and a daughter. Lots of suspicion, lots of blame. But not of the USA; we're not in it. What a relief. The main form of dress seems to be faded blue jeans even for some of the women. The court scenes are astonishing for their non-resemblance to ours, and in some ways are a relief compared to ours. I strongly urge you to see it, even if it is a soap opera.

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