Winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language in 2012, Asghar Farhadi's (Everybody Knows) suspenseful and intelligent drama details the fractures and tensions at the heart of Iranian society.
When his wife (Leila Hatami) leaves him, Nader (Peyman Moadi) hires a young woman (Sareh Bayat) to take care of his suffering father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi). But he doesn't know his new maid is not only pregnant, but also working without her unstable husband's (Shahab Hosseini) permission. Soon, Nader finds himself entangled in a web of lies manipulation and public confrontations.
Boasting a range of superb performances from the ensemble cast, the compelling film is driven by a taut and finely written script which creates a stunning morality play with universal resonance.
★★★★ "Farhadi, like Haneke, takes a scalpel to his bourgeois homeland" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
★★★★★ "A sophisticated, superbly acted and wholly gripping portrait of modern Iran" - Sukhdev Sandhu, The Telegraph