A Separation (2011)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 2hr 2mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign
Keywords 2010s, Alzheimer's disease, class struggle, death of a parent, dementia, divorce, family, father/son, heavy, illness, Iran, marriage, Middle East, nurse, sad
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Haydeh Safi-Yari Editor n/a 172 7000001
Mahmood Kalari Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Asghar Farhadi Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Negar Eskandarfar Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Keyvan Moghadam Art Director n/a 183 9000001
Keyvan Moghadam Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Reza Narimizadeh Sound Editor n/a 229 14000002
Mohammad Reza Delpak Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000001
Mehrdad Mirkiani Makeup Designer n/a 447 13000002
Asghar Farhadi Producer n/a 3 3000001
Asghar Farhadi Director n/a 2 2000001
Sarina Farhadi Actor Termeh 1 1000005
Sareh Bayat Actor Razieh 1 1000004
Shahab Hosseini Actor Hodjat 1 1000003
Peyman Moadi Actor Nader 1 1000002
Babak Karimi Actor Judge 1 1000006
Ali-Asghar Shahbazi Actor Nader's father 1 1000007
Merila Zareie Actor Ms. Ghahraei 1 1000010
Kimia Hosseini Actor Somayeh 1 1000009
Shirin Yazdanbakhsh Actor Simin's mother 1 1000008
Leila Hatami Actor Simin 1 1000001
This is the story about the dissolution of a marriage, set in contemporary Iran. Simin wants to leave Iran with her husband, Nader, and daughter Termeh. When Nader refuses to leave behind his father, who suffers from Alzheimer's, Simin sues for divorce. Her request having failed, Simin returns to her parents' home, but Termeh decides to stay with Nader. When Nader hires a young woman to assist with his father in his wife's absence, he hopes that his life will return to a normal state. However, when he discovers that the new maid has been lying to him, he realizes that there is more on the line than just his marriage.