Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: The Salesman

Digital Release Date: May 2, 2017, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 2, 2017
Price: DVD $19.99, Blu-ray $24.99
Studio: Sony

The Salesman, written, directed and produced by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Asghar Farhadi (A Separation), is this year’s Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film.

The drama stars Taraneh Alidoosti (Modest Reception, About Elly) and Shahab Hosseini (A Separation) as a young married couple who are both participating in a local Tehran production of “Death of a Salesman. One day, their lives and relationships are forever altered by an unexpected act of violence.

Praised by critics since its debut at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, where it won Best Actor (Hosseini) and Best Screenplay (Farhadi), The Salesman was named Best Foreign Language Film by the National Board of Review (USA) and was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language.

The Blu-ray, DVD and digital releases include a featurette that goes behind-the-scenes with Farhadi as he shares his inspiration for the film and details how the plot uncovers hidden truths behind human relationships.

The PG-13-rated tale of love, revenge, and forgiveness, the film is presented in Farsi and Persian with English subtitles.

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.