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Even as Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi layers his films with complexity – with characters whose intimacies are crowded by politics, society and the past – his command of narrative is total.Early in "The Salesman," a Tehran apartment building hurriedly evacuates when cracks caused by neighboring construction shoot up its walls and windows. It's an early sign of the fissures that will – as they often do in a Farhadi film – drive through the domestic lives of its characters: a young couple named Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti, who also starred in "About Elly").Both Emad (a teacher) and Rana are starring in a production of Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman".Eventually, "The Salesman" brings forth its own Willy Loman, a humble, elderly and guilt-ridden salesman played by an excellent Farid Sajjadi Hosseini.
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