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

A separation
(DVD - 2012 - Persian)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Jodái-e Náder az Simin
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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.
Title: Jodái-e Náder az Simin
A separation
[videorecording (DVD)]
Title (Original Script): جدى نىدر از سمن [ڤدرردنگ] = ا سپرتن
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2012]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 123 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Special features include commentary and an evening with Asghar Farhadi, birth of a director, theatrical trailer.
Summary: 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.
Audience: MPAA rating PG-13 for mature thematic material. Canadian home video rating PG.
Alternate Title: Separation
Statement of Responsibility: a Sony Pictures Classics release ; written and directed by Asghar Farhadi
Statement Of Responsibility (Original Script): ا سني پترس لسس رلس ؛ ورتن اند درتد بي اسغر فرهد
Credits: Music, Sattar Oraki ; cinematography, Mahmoud Kalari ; editor, Hayedeh Safiyari.
Performers: Peyman Moadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat.
System Details: DVD, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; NTSC, 3.0 LCR (Discrete surround); region 1.
Other Language: Persian/Farsi or French dialogue with optional English or French subtitles.
Subject Headings: Divorce Iran Drama. Fathers and sons Iran Drama. Man-woman relationships Iran Drama.
Genre/Form: Persian language materials.
Motion pictures, Iranian.
Foreign films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Topical Term: Divorce
Fathers and sons
Man-woman relationships
Publisher No: 40691
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May 20, 2014
  • voisjoe1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

First this winner of both the Oscar and the Golden Globe for best foreign language film seems like it is going to be about male chauvinism in the current Iranian justice system. Then it becomes more complicated and one doesn’t know exactly what kind of movie this is. Then it starts looking somewhat like “Rashamon” (and “Blowup” and “Blow Out”). No maybe it is a little like the Albanian movie “The Forgiveness of Blood.” It could be that the director loved all these types of movies and subconsciously includes some of their elements in his style. Or maybe I’m just imagining all this. Whatever, I came to love all of the people in the movie; people just trying to progress in their lives as things happen to them. I like the ending. It could be one way that the daughter signals one more time that she wants her parents to end their separation. 2014 NEWS - The award winning actress, Leila Hatami, was condemned by the Iranian government because she kissed a Cannes Film Fest official on the cheek. Be glad you don't live in Iran!

Jul 06, 2013
  • afraalmussawir rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I'm surprised at what others here see as the central theme or message of the film because I disagree. I thought the movie was all about pride: pride that keeps a man from asking his wife to stay when she leaves him, or a woman's consideration of her husband's pride which keeps her from telling him that she's accepted a job as a caretaker, or the pride that makes a poor, unemployed man repeatedly accuse the judge or the middle class characters of treating him like an animal rather than as a man. I see pride motivating almost every decision the characters take, and the whole thing left me frustrated. The conclusion was NOT inevitable -- the characters could have chosen differently and the end result would have been very different for all of them.

Jun 11, 2013
  • madison382 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is a well written movie, with very good acting by all. I would have liked the end to be a little more tidy, but seeing that this movie was so passionate it could not end the way I wanted it to.

Mar 12, 2013
  • btmslt rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

An entertaining film which primarily deals with the difficulty of caring for someone with a debilitating sickness and the difficulties which can arrise when hiring someone to care for that person.

Jan 21, 2013
  • Glencoe_Mike rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

An incredible look at domestic issues, class issues and cultural issues gracefully handled within two hours. Best film I've seen in some time.

Sep 17, 2012
  • Froster rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A near-total WOW . This beautifully written, meticulously acted drama is about an unfortunate incident that spins out of control, its perpetrators, and its victims (who happen to be one and the same). The main theme of the film is the impossibility of affixing blame when impartial “truth” and “justice” are nowhere to be found. A domino effect of unhappiness is set off from the very moment the film opens, and it remains unresolved to the bittersweet end. Heartbreakingly real, wisely observed, with no tidy assumptions. And finally, in a world of overhyped, forgettable flotsam-- a film that deserves its Oscar.

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