English Title: The Salesman
Arte France Cinéma
Starring: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti
Directed by: Asghar Farhadi
Synopsis: Emad and Rana Etesami (Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti) move into a new apartment where Rana is assaulted, leaving Emad desperate to find the culprit.
Kitty Cameos: Finding themselves homeless at the start of the film, a friend named Babak (Babak Karimi) shows the couple an apartment in his building. When they arrive a large tuxedo cat is meowing outside the door. Rana picks up the cat and carries it away, treating it kindly.
Another tabby cat is seen in the background seconds later and moves down the stairs.
When Emad comes home one night he finds the door of the apartment open. As he calls for Rana, a cat runs outside.
Later in the film Emad is trying to find a vehicle which can be opened by a set of keys left in the apartment. As he tries the door of a blue truck, a Bengal tabby cat can be seen moving from beneath the parked vehicle.
The same cat is in the street and moves away as Emad walks further down.
Near the end of the film, Babak is moving the furniture the former tenant left behind. As he removes a cover, a little tabby kitten is in amongst the items.
Babak picks up the kitten gently, asking what it is doing there.
Final Mewsings: When looking for apartments, cat residents are a definite plus!