„The Salesman” is a new film by Asghar Farhadi, the director of the Academy Award-winning “A Separation”. One of the most prominent directors in the world returns with a psychological thriller that takes place in Tehran. „The Salesman” was granted the Best Screenplay and Best Actor awards in Cannes as well as the second in Farhadi’s career Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
A young couple is forced to leave their old apartment and rent a new one in the Tehran downtown from one of their friends. They are unaware of the fact, who had been the previous tenant. When an unknown perpetrator attacks the woman on a new place her husband starts a private investigation. The man struggles at all costs, without the help of the police, to reach out to the aggressor to find out his motives. A series of unexpected events will dramatically change the lives of the spouses.