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Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) reunites with Marie (Bérénice Bejo) in order to sign their divorce papers. But instead of settling their past, he ends up in the middle of her muddled present affairs.
Why Is The Past Rated PG-13?
The Past is rated PG-13 for mature thematic material and brief strong language.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Past...
Confrontations between adults, and between parents and children, include angry words, withheld forgiveness, and pushing and shoving. An angry woman yells at a child and locks him in his room for punishment: he tries to get out by kicking the door. A child accidentally cuts his finger with a kitchen knife. Characters talk about a woman in a coma, and some mysterious scratches on her stomach. Depression is mentioned. A suicide is discussed, including some details about the ingested poison. An immigrant works in a country illegally. Children threaten to run away from home. Characters lie or withhold information from others. A woman wears a medical brace for an injured wrist.
An un-wed pregnancy is discussed. Abortion is mentioned. Characters engage in an adulterous relationship (nothing physical is shown). Characters kiss and embrace. A child talks about needing to go to the bathroom.
A sexual expletive is used twice. Other mild and moderate profanities are uttered.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
Characters, including a pregnant woman, frequently smoke to relieve stress.
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The Past shares the same writer/director (Asghar Farhadi) as the movie A Separation, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2012. Bérénice Bejo, who plays Marie, also starred in The Artist. That movie won the Best Picture Oscar in 2011, as well as netting her a nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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Details on home video releases of The Past...
Home Video Notes: The Past
Release Date: 25 March 2014
The Past releases to home video (Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack) with the following bonus features:
- Commentary with Asghar Farhadi
- Featurette: Making The Past
- Directors Guild of America Q & A with Asghar Farhadi