In 2012, writer/director Asghar Farhadi delivered the first Iranian film to win an Oscar, the domestic drama "A Separation." He won again this year for his seventh feature, "The Salesman."
It is by any measure a great film, a quiet, yet overwhelmingly intense production that forces us to recalibrate our notion of what suspenseful cinema can mean and do. It turns the hero/victim/villain setup of routine mysteries into a nuanced moral dilemma.
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