A Separation

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Brief Synopsis: "The movie is centered on a couple, Nader and Simin, and their 11-year-old daughter, Termeh. Nader and Simin are about to leave the country for good; however, Nader has a change of heart and decides to stay and look after his father who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. Simin is determined to get a divorce and leave the country with her daughter, but the court does not find in her favor. Simin goes to live with her mother and Termeh returns to live with her father with the hope that her mother will be back some day."

Overall Ranking: 21 (Rank from 2011: # 1)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 87.5%
Regular 12.5%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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David Baruffi97(full review)
Andrew Buckle of The Film Emporium97(full review)
Sober Film Critic James Brown97(full review)
Josh of Classicblanca94(full review)
CinemaVisitor Erik90
Thomas Pollock90
Bryan Lienesch80 - I don't wish people would see this movie because it's THAT good, I wish people would see this movie because it does such a wonderful job of dismissing so many ignorant stereotypes.

People Involved

  • Leila Hatami (Simin)
  • Kimia Hosseini (Somayeh)
  • Merila Zarei (Miss Ghahraii)
  • Peyman Moaadi (Nader)
  • Sareh Bayat (Razieh)
  • Shahab Hosseini (Hojjat)
  • Ali-Asghar Shahbazi (Naders Father)
  • Shirin Yazdanbakhsh (Simins Mother)
  • Mohammad Sajadian (Soldier)
  • Armine Zeytounchian (Mrs. Kalaani)
  • Asghar Farhadi (Director)