I watched the Iranian acclaimed movie, the “Salesman” about a week ago, I believe it is masterfully directed and performed. The sequence of events keeps the viewers interested at the edge of their seat until the end of the movie. It should not have been nominated for Oscar if it was not a good movie.
As some of you know the whole movie is about the story of a husband, Emad, and his quest to find and punish the person who attacked his wife when she was home alone. The ordeal he has gone through to track down the attacker has been skillfully depicted by the director of this film. I am not of course artistically inclined and certainly no film critique. My question, however, is why Emad couldn’t simply report the incidence to the police and let the law enforcement officials handle the case professionally. And I also wonder if the movie sends a wrong message to some naïve viewers that it is ok to take law into your hands. This is a concern and not a criticism of this movie for I am not an expert, just for my own information. What do you think?