Posted on 2/15/12 02:30 PM
At First I Was a bit hesitent to watch this movie,as I've not seen many Foreign Language films in my life,But this movie convinced me to see Foreign Language films more. A Great And Intense Movie along with a great and realistic script and great direction by Writer-Director Asghar Farhadi, boosted by excellent performances from the whole cast to make this into one of the best movies of 2011.
The Story is very good and realistic about a married couple who are faced with a difficult decision, with the Wife Simmin(Leila Hatami) wanting to take their child out of the country to improve their child's life, but the Husband Nadar(Peyman Maadi) wanting to stay and look after his father who has Alzheimers. But things go very bad suddenly, when the maid Razieh( Sareh Bayat)looking after Nadar's father accuses Nadar of being the cause of her miscarriage.
The Acting from the whole cast is superb and everyone has portrayed their respective roles perfectly, but i thought Sareh Bayet, Peyman Maadi and Leila Hatami were the standout performers in the movie. The Other cast also did a great job,including Nadar's father and The daughter of Nadar and Simmin,and The Husband of Razieh.
The Director has done a great job in directing this movie utilizing a great and realistic story written by himself also, helping the actors with their characters, and looking after the other aspects of the film perfectly to make this into one of the best films of 2011.
Amazing Thing about this movie is that it practically does'nt have any background music in between the movie, it is probably what it is due to the great acting by the cast, an excellent story and great work from the director.
Finally, i think this deserves the Oscar nods it has got and influenced me to see the foreign movies more in my future, and arguebly one of the best movies of 2011.