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THE SALESMAN

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THE SALESMAN

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 118m 33s

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

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
2017
Distributor(s)
Artificial Eye Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
10/05/2017
Main language
Persian
Submitted run time
118m 33s
BBFC reference
AVF347554
Remarks
Subtitled

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

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Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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