The Salesman, Blu-ray (2017)

by | May 16, 2017 | DVD & Blu-ray Video Reviews

Cast: Shahab  Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi, Mina Sadati
Director & producer: Asghar Farhadi
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Ent. 50651 [5/2/2017]
Video: 1.85:1 for 16:9 screens, color HD
Audio: Farsi DTS-HD MA 5.1 & DD-HD 5.1
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Extras: Conversation with Asghar Farhadi
Length: 124 min.
Rating: *****

After their old flat is in danger of collapsing,  a couple in Teheran has to move into a new apartment. There the wife is attacked by an unknown assailant when she is taking a shower. The decide not to go to the police but the husband persues the event and enventually discovers that it was an elderly man and not his stepson. The senior and ailing man may have died as a result of the rage of the husband. It certainly has a dramatic role in the life of the young couple.

Incidentally, at the same time they are also actors in a stage presentation of the Arthur Miller play The Death of a Salesman.

—John Sunier

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