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** When something bad happens to your loved ones, take note of what ''they'' need, not yours.

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** When something bad happens to your loved ones, take note of what ''they'' need, not yours.you.


It tells the story of husband and wife Emad and Rana, an artistic couple (he teaches literature, they both act in the theater). They are currently performing in a production of Creator/ArthurMiller's ''Theater/DeathOfASalesman'', from which the film takes its title.

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It tells the story of husband and wife Emad and Rana, an artistic couple (he teaches literature, they both act in the theater). They are currently performing in a production of Creator/ArthurMiller's ''Theater/DeathOfASalesman'', ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'', from which the film takes its title.



* AnAesop:
** When something bad happens to your loved ones, take note of what ''they'' need, not yours.
** Also, revenge is bad and keeping them will only make you alone and isolated.



* AnAesop: When something bad happens to your loved ones, take note of what ''they'' need, not yours.
** Also, revenge is bad and keeping them will only make you alone and isolated.



* {{Forgiveness}}: Emad ultimately decides to let the Old Man escape persecution. Rana as well, but then, she doesn't seem to hold a grudge at all.

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* {{Forgiveness}}: Emad [[spoiler:Emad ultimately decides to let the Old Man escape persecution. Rana as well, but then, she doesn't seem to hold a grudge at all.]]



* HonorBeforeReason: Emad quickly stops eating the macaroni Rana made after learning that [[spoiler: she bought it using the money left by the attacker.]] To be fair, Rana stops as well, though it can be attributed more to trauma. [[spoiler: Near the end, Emad even repays the money spent to the Old Man.]]

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* HonorBeforeReason: Emad quickly stops eating the macaroni Rana made after learning that [[spoiler: she bought it using the money left by the attacker.]] To be fair, Rana stops as well, though it can be attributed more to trauma. [[spoiler: Near the end, Emad even repays the money spent to the Old Man.]]



* PoliceAreUseless: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] by the Etisams' neighbor, who praises Rana for not reporting the incident to the authorities, because they would only ask her about countless trivial things, prolonging the investigation and spending so much stress and money without actually doing anything worthwhile. Whether this is actually true or not is unknown, since the characters opt not to contact the police.

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* PoliceAreUseless: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] by the Etisams' Ebtisams' neighbor, who praises Rana for not reporting the incident to the authorities, because they would only ask her about countless trivial things, prolonging the investigation and spending so much stress and money without actually doing anything worthwhile. Whether this is actually true or not is unknown, since the characters opt not to contact the police.



* ShowWithinAShow: Arthur Miller's DeathOfASalesman. The characters in the film wind up playing their character's roles in real life.

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* ShowWithinAShow: Arthur Miller's DeathOfASalesman.''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman''. The characters in the film wind up playing their character's roles in real life.



* TragicFlaw: Emad has two. Both of them lead to the above DownerEnding. The first is self-absorption, focussing on his own wants and needs over his wife's, and the second is a particularly bad tendency to lash out at others in rage. [[spoiler:The first destroys his marriage, the second causes him to potentially kill a man.]]



* TragicFlaw: Emad has two. Both of them lead to the above DownerEnding. The first is self-absorption, focussing on his own wants and needs over his wife's, and the second is a particularly bad tendency to lash out at others in rage. The first destroys his marriage, the second causes him to potentially kill a man.
* TragicMistake: Whatever chance Emad had of saving his marriage disappeared the moment he demanded that Rana "stay out of this." This, in context, being his emotional torture of the Old Man while a horrified Rana, the victim, pleads with him stop since she has already forgiven him. That one line exposed Emad's selfishness and anger to everyone present, and his and Rana's marriage would never be the same again.

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* TragicFlaw: Emad has two. Both of them lead to the above DownerEnding. The first is self-absorption, focussing on his own wants and needs over his wife's, and the second is a particularly bad tendency to lash out at others in rage. The first destroys his marriage, the second causes him to potentially kill a man.
* TragicMistake: Whatever [[spoiler:Whatever chance Emad had of saving his marriage disappeared the moment he demanded that Rana "stay out of this." This, in context, being his emotional torture of the Old Man while a horrified Rana, the victim, pleads with him stop since she has already forgiven him. That one line exposed Emad's selfishness and anger to everyone present, and his and Rana's marriage would never be the same again.]]



** We never do really find out if the old man deliberately assaulted Rana, or if she jumped from fright after she saw him and smashed herself into the glass, as the old man claims.
** And we don't find out if the old man died of his heart attack, either.

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** We [[spoiler:We never do really find out if the old man deliberately assaulted Rana, or if she jumped from fright after she saw him and smashed herself into the glass, as the old man claims.
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** And [[spoiler:And we don't find out if the old man died of his heart attack, either.]]


''The Salesman'' is a 2016 [[UsefulNotes/{{Iran}} Iranian]] drama directed and written by Asghar Farhadi.

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''The Salesman'' is a 2016 [[UsefulNotes/{{Iran}} Iranian]] drama directed and written by Asghar Farhadi.Creator/AsgharFarhadi.

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* ShowWithinAShow: Arthur Miller's DeathOfASalesman. The characters in the film wind up playing their character's roles in real life.


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* TragicHero: Emad.
* TragicFlaw: Emad has two. Both of them lead to the above DownerEnding. The first is self-absorption, focussing on his own wants and needs over his wife's, and the second is a particularly bad tendency to lash out at others in rage. The first destroys his marriage, the second causes him to potentially kill a man.
* TragicMistake: Whatever chance Emad had of saving his marriage disappeared the moment he demanded that Rana "stay out of this." This, in context, being his emotional torture of the Old Man while a horrified Rana, the victim, pleads with him stop since she has already forgiven him. That one line exposed Emad's selfishness and anger to everyone present, and his and Rana's marriage would never be the same again.


When their apartment building nearly collapses, they're forced to move. Their new apartment was previously occupied by a prostitute who serviced her johns there. Emad and Rana do not find this out until after a shocking moment of violence. THe film then explores themes of trauma and revenge.

The film won the 89th UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardForBestForeignLanguageFilm.

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When their apartment building nearly collapses, they're forced to move. Their new apartment was previously occupied by a prostitute who serviced her johns there. Emad and Rana do not find this out until after a shocking moment of violence. THe film The movie then explores themes of trauma and revenge.

The This film won the UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardForBestForeignLanguageFilm at the 89th UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardForBestForeignLanguageFilm.
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It tells the story of husband and wife Emad and Rana, an artistic couple (he teaches literature, they both act in the theater) who experience a turbulence shortly after their move to a new apartment. Their room has previously been occupied by a prostitute who had some conflicts with her clients that led them to visit her often. The film explores themes of trauma and revenge, layered by a play of Creator/ArthurMiller's ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'', from where the film takes its title.

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It tells the story of husband and wife Emad and Rana, an artistic couple (he teaches literature, they both act in the theater) who experience theater). They are currently performing in a turbulence shortly after their move to a new apartment. Their room has previously been occupied by a prostitute who had some conflicts with her clients that led them to visit her often. The film explores themes of trauma and revenge, layered by a play production of Creator/ArthurMiller's ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'', ''Theater/DeathOfASalesman'', from where which the film takes its title.
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When their apartment building nearly collapses, they're forced to move. Their new apartment was previously occupied by a prostitute who serviced her johns there. Emad and Rana do not find this out until after a shocking moment of violence. THe film then explores themes of trauma and revenge.


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* TheUnreveal:
** We never do really find out if the old man deliberately assaulted Rana, or if she jumped from fright after she saw him and smashed herself into the glass, as the old man claims.
** And we don't find out if the old man died of his heart attack, either.


It tells the story of Emad and Rana, an artistic couple who experience a turbulence shortly after their move to a new apartment. Their room has previously been occupied by a prostitute who had some conflicts with her clients that led them to visit her often. The film explores themes of trauma and revenge, layered by a play of Creator/ArthurMiller's ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'', from where the film takes its title.

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It tells the story of husband and wife Emad and Rana, an artistic couple (he teaches literature, they both act in the theater) who experience a turbulence shortly after their move to a new apartment. Their room has previously been occupied by a prostitute who had some conflicts with her clients that led them to visit her often. The film explores themes of trauma and revenge, layered by a play of Creator/ArthurMiller's ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'', from where the film takes its title.



* AffectionateNickname: Emad is nicknamed "The Salesman" by his students, based on his role in Miller' play.

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* AffectionateNickname: Emad is nicknamed "The Salesman" by his students, based on his role in Miller' Miller's play.


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* FullyClothedNudity: Discussed and lampshaded. The nameless woman from ''Death of a Salesman'' who is in Willy's hotel room when Biff arrives is supposed to be half-naked. But due to Iranian censorship Kati, the actress playing the woman, has to wear a raincoat, while her character is talking about being almost naked. The actor playing Biff dissolves in laughter.


A 2016 [[UsefulNotes/{{Iran}} Iranian]] drama directed and written by Asghar Farhadi. It tells the story of an artistic couple who experience a turbulence shortly after their move to a new apartment. Their room has previously been occupied by a prostitute who had some conflicts with her clients that led them to visit her often. The film explores themes of trauma and revenge, layered by a play of Creator/ArthurMiller's ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'', from where the film takes its title.

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A ''The Salesman'' is a 2016 [[UsefulNotes/{{Iran}} Iranian]] drama directed and written by Asghar Farhadi. Farhadi.

It tells the story of Emad and Rana, an artistic couple who experience a turbulence shortly after their move to a new apartment. Their room has previously been occupied by a prostitute who had some conflicts with her clients that led them to visit her often. The film explores themes of trauma and revenge, layered by a play of Creator/ArthurMiller's ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'', from where the film takes its title.



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* {{Forgiveness}}: [[spoiler: Emad ultimately decides to let the Old Man escape persecution. Rana as well, but then, she doesn't seem to hold a grudge at all.]]

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* {{Forgiveness}}: [[spoiler: Emad ultimately decides to let the Old Man escape persecution. Rana as well, but then, she doesn't seem to hold a grudge at all.]]


A 2016 [[{{Iran}} Iranian]] drama directed and written by Asghar Farhadi. It tells the story of an artistic couple who experience a turbulence shortly after their move to a new apartment. Their room has previously been occupied by a prostitute who had some conflicts with her clients that led them to visit her often. The film explores themes of trauma and revenge, layered by a play of Creator/ArthurMiller's ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'', from where the film takes its title.

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A 2016 [[{{Iran}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Iran}} Iranian]] drama directed and written by Asghar Farhadi. It tells the story of an artistic couple who experience a turbulence shortly after their move to a new apartment. Their room has previously been occupied by a prostitute who had some conflicts with her clients that led them to visit her often. The film explores themes of trauma and revenge, layered by a play of Creator/ArthurMiller's ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'', from where the film takes its title.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Emad never quite manages to put the Old Man to justice after seeing that doing that will break his family apart as well as the possibility of Rana leaving him. Then it's rendered moot anyway when the man experiences a second heart attack, from which he may not recover. Either way, everyone is left worse off than they are at the start.]]


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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Emad never quite manages to put the Old Man to justice after seeing that doing that will break his family apart as well as the possibility of Rana leaving him. Then it's rendered moot anyway when the man experiences a second heart attack, from which he may not recover. Either way, everyone is left worse off than they are at the start.]]


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* HollywoodHeartAttack: [[spoiler: The Old Man suffers this twice. He recovers from the first one, but the outcome of the second is up to the viewers' interpretation.]]

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A 2016 [[{{Iran}} Iranian]] drama directed and written by Asghar Farhadi. It tells the story of an artistic couple who experience a turbulence shortly after their move to a new apartment. Their room has previously been occupied by a prostitute who had some conflicts with her clients that led them to visit her often. The film explores themes of trauma and revenge, layered by a play of Creator/ArthurMiller's ''Theatre/DeathOfASalesman'', from where the film takes its title.

The film won the 89th UsefulNotes/AcademyAwardForBestForeignLanguageFilm.

!!The film provides examples of:

* AffectionateNickname: Emad is nicknamed "The Salesman" by his students, based on his role in Miller' play.
* AnAesop: When something bad happens to your loved ones, take note of what ''they'' need, not yours.
** Also, revenge is bad and keeping them will only make you alone and isolated.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Emad never quite manages to put the Old Man to justice after seeing that doing that will break his family apart as well as the possibility of Rana leaving him. Then it's rendered moot anyway when the man experiences a second heart attack, from which he may not recover. Either way, everyone is left worse off than they are at the start.]]
* {{Corpsing}}: Non-laughter example, Rana and Emad each go off the script at separate times due to their stress. Rana breaks down crying after a while and excuses herself from the theater, while Emad unconsciously adds rather insulting dialogue directed at his co-star.
* CuteKitten: Is a resident of the apartment complex.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Evil is very stretched out here, but [[spoiler: Emad ultimately decides to let the Old Man go after seeing that he means everything to his family, especially his pitiful and worried wife.]]
* {{Forgiveness}}: [[spoiler: Emad ultimately decides to let the Old Man escape persecution. Rana as well, but then, she doesn't seem to hold a grudge at all.]]
* TheGhost: Despite having a large impact on the story, the prostitute who rented the apartment before Emad and Rana never actually appears.
* HonorBeforeReason: Emad quickly stops eating the macaroni Rana made after learning that [[spoiler: she bought it using the money left by the attacker.]] To be fair, Rana stops as well, though it can be attributed more to trauma. [[spoiler: Near the end, Emad even repays the money spent to the Old Man.]]
* LargeHam: InUniverse, the theatrical characters indulge in some scenery-chewing pleasures as required by the play. One particularly [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments funny]] scene is when Sanam is conversing with Rana about her taking her son behind the props, alternating between a hammy voice and whisper while doing so.
* LeaveTheCameraRunning: The home invasion scene, as detailed below.
* NothingIsScarier: The scene where Rana leaves the door open, which leads to the home invasion. The camera is left lingering for an uncomfortably ''long'' time as the audience is left wondering what would happen, then it abruptly cuts to Emad outside, entering the complex and seeing blood on the staircase leading to his room...
* PoliceAreUseless: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] by the Etisams' neighbor, who praises Rana for not reporting the incident to the authorities, because they would only ask her about countless trivial things, prolonging the investigation and spending so much stress and money without actually doing anything worthwhile. Whether this is actually true or not is unknown, since the characters opt not to contact the police.
* RedHerring: The previous owner's belongings, which get repeated mentions due to the owner's strict order for anyone not to touch them. [[spoiler: They don't contribute anything, since the source of the conflict is not the owner, but her client.]]
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Majid is not Rana's attacker. His father-in-law is.]]
* RevengeBeforeReason: Emad does his own little investigation to Rana's attacker, distancing himself from everyone else, despite the fact that all Rana wants is to move on.
* TakeThat: See PoliceAreUseless above.
* ThousandYardStare: Since the home invasion, Rana frequently retreats to her world and does nothing more than just stare.
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