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THE SALESMAN

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THE SALESMAN

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 123m 23s

Release date 17/03/2017

BBFCInsight sexual violence references, moderate sex references, violence

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Asghar Farhadi

Cast includes Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Babak Karimi, Mina Sadati, Farid Sajjadi Hosseini, Mehdi Koushki, Maral Bani Adam

Summary THE SALESMAN is an Iranian film in which a couple's relationship begins to unravel as they prepare for their roles in a local production of Arthur Miller's 'Death of a Salesman'.

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 07/03/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE SALESMAN is an Iranian film in which a couple's relationship begins to unravel as they prepare for their roles in a local production of Arthur Miller's 'Death of a Salesman'.

Violence

It is implied that a woman is sexually assaulted. There is no sight of the attack, but there are several discreet verbal references including dialogue such as "I was washing my hair and I thought it was you... He stroked my hair. But then I saw his hands...".

There is a scene of moderate violence in which a man slaps another man's face.

There is moderate injury detail when a character is seen having a head wound stitched in hospital.

Sex

There are references to prostitution when characters refer to a woman having "too many visitors" and "being promiscuous". There is also a use of the term 'hooker'.

There is mild bad language ('God', 'piss', 'jerk', 'screws', 'crap', 'ass', 'damn', 'hell', and 'son of a bitch').

Details

Title
THE SALESMAN
Year
2016
Distributor(s)
Artificial Eye Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
16/12/2016
Main language
Persian
Submitted run time
123m 23s
Approved footage
12874+8
BBFC reference
AFF347554
Registration number
CFJ41141
Remarks
Subtitled

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