A Separation

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The movie is centered on a couple, Nader and Simin, and their 11-year-old daughter, Termeh. Nader and Simin are about to leave the country for good; however, Nader has a change of heart and decides to stay and look after his father who suffers from Alzheimer's disease. Simin is determined to get a divorce and leave the country with her daughter, but the court does not find in her favor. Simin goes to live with her mother and Termeh returns to live with her father with the hope that her mother will be back some day.

  1. Asghar Farhadi

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Leila Hatami

    Leila Hatami


  2. Kimia Hosseini

    Kimia Hosseini


  3. Merila Zarei

    Merila Zarei

    Miss Ghahraii

  4. Peyman Moaadi

    Peyman Moaadi


  5. Sareh Bayat

    Sareh Bayat


  6. Shahab Hosseini

    Shahab Hosseini


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Movie Data


Original Title جدایی نادر از سیمین

Status Released

Original Language Persian

Runtime 2h 3m

Budget $800,000.00

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • December 29, 2011
    PG-13, Theatrical



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A review by Andres Gomez

By Andres Gomez

Great movie around and simple yet neat story with great characters, script and performances.

You can totally believe the story is just happening at your building stairs.

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