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Le passé (2013)

  • Rate: 8.1/10 total 12,226 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Mystery
  • Release Date: 17 May 2013 (France)
  • Runtime: 130 min
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  • IMDb page: Le passé (2013)
  • Rate: 8.1/10 total 12,226 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Mystery
  • Release Date: 17 May 2013 (France)
  • Runtime: 130 min
  • Filming Location: Paris, France
  • Budget: $11,000,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $29,270 (USA) (20 December 2013)
  • Director: Asghar Farhadi
  • Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Ali Mosaffa | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Evgueni Galperine  Youli Galperine   
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Iranian Man | Divorce | Coma | Suitcase | Paris France

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Asghar Farhadi 
  • Massoumeh Lahidji  adaptation

Known Trivia

  • Marion Cotillard was originally cast in the lead role but she dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. When the shootings began in September, 2012, her film Rust and Bone (2012) was selected to participate in many film festivals, and Cotillard had to travel and promote it alongside the director Jacques Audiard and her co-star Matthias Schoenaerts. Bérénice Bejo replaced her. 6 of 7 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Ali Mosaffa learned french two months before filming began. 2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |
  • Official submission of Iran to the Oscars 2014 best foreign language film category. 1 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? YesNo |

Plot: An Iranian man deserts his French wife and two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce. Full summary » |  »

Story: Coming back to accomplish the divorce procedure, Ahmad an Iranian man, arrives in Paris after four years to meet his ex-wife and her daughters from her previous marriage. He notices his ex is in a relationship with an Arab named Samir who also has a son and a wife in a coma. The relationship of the older daughter and her mother is in deterioration because the daughter thinks her mother is the cause of Samir’s wife comatose state. The affairs get more complicated when the older daughter discloses something heinous she has done. Written byHossein sr

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Alexandre Mallet-Guy known as producer
  • Alexa Rivero known as line producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Bérénice Bejo known as Marie Brisson
  • Tahar Rahim known as Samir
  • Ali Mosaffa known as Ahmad
  • Pauline Burlet known as Lucie
  • Elyes Aguis known as Fouad
  • Jeanne Jestin known as Léa
  • Sabrina Ouazani known as Naïma
  • Babak Karimi known as Shahryar
  • Valeria Cavalli known as Valeria
  • Aleksandra Klebanska known as Céline
  • Jean-Michel Simonet known as Médecin
  • Pierre Guerder known as Juge
  • Anne-Marion de Cayeux known as Avocate
  • Eléonora Marino known as Collègue Marie
  • Jonathan Devred known as Agent aéroport
  • Sylviane Fraval known as Infirmière



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Virginie Berland known as wig maker
  • Lucía Bretones-Méndez known as makeup artist
  • Fulvio Pozzobon known as key hair stylist

Art Department:

  • Lionel Acat known as assistant art director
  • Pascal Chevé known as plasterer
  • Jean-Michel Gambillon known as art department
  • Suen Mounicq known as assistant art director
  • Bruno Perdrigeat known as props and furniture
  • Hélène Vaillant known as upholsterer




Production Companies:

  • Memento Films Production (co-production)
  • France 3 Cinéma (co-production)
  • BIM Distribuzione (co-production)
  • Canal+ (participation)
  • Ciné+ (participation)
  • France Télévisions (participation)
  • Eurimages (support)
  • Région Ile-de-France (support)
  • Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC) (support)
  • Programme MEDIA de la Communauté Européenne (support)
  • Memento Films Distribution (in association with)
  • Cofinova 9 (in association with)
  • Indéfilms (in association with)
  • Cinémage 7 (in association with)
  • Palatine Étoile 10 (in association with)
  • Alvy Distribution (co-production)
  • CN3 Productions (co-production)

Other Companies:

  • Paris Symphonic Orchestra  orchestra


  • Memento Films (2013) (France) (theatrical)
  • BIM Distribuzione (2013) (Italy) (theatrical)
  • California Filmes (2014) (Brazil) (theatrical)
  • Cinéart (2013) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Classics (2013) (USA) (theatrical) (subtitled)
  • Camino Filmverleih (2014) (Germany) (all media)
  • Falcon Films (2013) (Lebanon) (all media) (Middle East)
  • Madman Entertainment (2014) (Australia) (all media)
  • Mars Production (2013) (Turkey) (all media)
  • Seven Films (2013) (Greece) (all media)
  • Twin Pics (2013) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Twin Pics (2013) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)



Other Stuff

Visual Effects by:

  • Thomas Bayle-Labouré known as digital compositor
  • Joseph Catté known as digital compositor
  • Sophie Denize known as visual effects producer
  • Cédric Fayolle known as visual effects supervisor
  • Damien Hurgon known as lead digital compositor

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material and brief strong language



Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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