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Fireworks Wednesday (2006)

Cast: Hedye Tehrani, Hedye Tehrani, Taraneh Alidoosti, more...
Director: Asghar Farhadi, Asghar Farhadi
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Studio: Facets
Genre: Foreign, Middle East, Iran
Running Time: 104 min.
Subtitles: English
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Synopsis
Iranian director Asghar Farhadi's third feature, Chahar Shanbeh Suri (aka Fireworks Wednesday), follows Rouhi (Taraneh Alidoosti), a betrothed woman who works for a local housekeeping agency. When she accepts an assignment cleaning the home of an affluent married couple about to leave on vacation, this newcomer to the household is quickly sucked into a virulent nuptial conflict of deceit, treachery, and vitriol that challenges all of her presuppositions about the nature of married life. By cloaking the events of the household (and their precipitants) in ambiguity, and constantly shifting the central perspective of the film from one character to another, Farhadi adds depth and complexity to the work and continually challenges the audience, forcing each viewer to rewrite his or her presuppositions about the characters. Though the film's title refers, in the metaphoric sense, to the explosiveness of domestic strife, the events in the film coincide with the firework-strewn Persian New Year of March 21, which lends the title a literal significance as well. ~ Nathan Southern, All Movie Guide


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I saw this movie by shapoor July 13, 2008 - 10:09 PM PDT
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and I liked it. You know it's thing of beauty when a movie can infuriate you and return your gaze with an unflinching stare called the reality of life. That's what this movie does. What'd I learn from this movie? Keep your nose out of other people's business but if you don't make sure you have the guts to correct your mistakes, and focus on living your own life.




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