Watch A Separation
- 2 hr 3 min
A Separation is an Iranian movie that starts with a married couple Nader and Simin and their 14 years old daughter Tehran. They are an upper middle class family, but everything is not perfect in this marriage and the two are thinking of a separation. Simin wants a better life for Tehran where there are not and restrictions, and she wants to leave with her husband. Nader is not sure that he wants to leave the country because his father is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Simin is upset and she decides to file for divorce. In a country where marriage is valued sacred the court's reject Simin's petition for divorce, and Simin is outrage and moves back home with her parents leaving her husband and daughter. Nader is unable to take care of his father and with his wife permission he hires a poor woman named Razieh as his care taker. Razieh is very religious. She accepts the job with out getting permission from her jealous temper mannered husband Hodjat. The family needs this income and she takes her daughter along to to the home with her. Razieh finds the job very difficult especially being pregnant as Nader's father is abusive. Razieh wants to bring her husband along but she does not want him to know that she has been working there already. She encourages him to apply for the job which he does and Nader hires him. However what looks like a fix to the situation ends in dismay when Hodjat is jailed for being in debt. One day Nader and Tehran return home to find the old man beaten and tied to the bed. He also discovers that money has been missing from the home, but he is not aware that his wife Simin has taken the money to pay movers. Nader is outraged and tells Razieh to leave. She pleas that she is innocent and asks for her pay, but Nader shoves her and she stumbles down the stairs. She is taken to the hospital and discovers she has had a miscarriage. The movie then continues with Nader facing criminal charges against the death of child and he pleas his innocents. Nader's life is threaten. Simin comes up with a plan that Nader pays Razieh and Hodjat's debts. He is not sure but eventually does. The end scene of the movie shows the family dressed in black indicating the death of the aging father.