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A Separation

Simin's (Leila Hatami) dream of a brighter future for her daughter (Sarina Farhadi) includes leaving her homeland, Iran. But her husband (Peyman Moaadi) won't even consider the idea because of his duty to take care of his aging father (Ali-Asghar Shahbazi). These conflicting goals threaten to separate the couple. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 123
Theater Release: 20 Jan 2012
Video Release: 21 Aug 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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A Separation is rated PG-13: for mature thematic material.

Director: Asghar Farhadi
Cast: Leila Hatami, Peyman Moaadi, Sareh Bayat
Studio: 2011 Sony Pictures Classics
Website: Official site for A Separation.

Detailed Review

“It is only a small problem,” says the official (Babak Karimi) when he dismisses Nader and Simin’s (Peyman Moadi and Leila Hatami) request for a divorce. But what he… 
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Why Is A Separation Rated PG-13?

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