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Iran's 'A Separation' wins best foreign language Oscar

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Feb 27, 2012 at 07:41am IST

Los Angeles: 'A Separation' won the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday, becoming the first Iranian movie to clinch the honor.

Directed by Asghar Farhadi, the film focuses on a couple going through a divorce and touches on traditions, justice and male-female relationships in modern Iran.

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'A Separation' was regarded as the front-runner for the foreign language Oscar after sweeping the awards circuit in Europe and the United States.

'A Separation' wins best foreign language Oscar

'A Separation' won the Oscar for best foreign language film, becoming the first Iranian movie to clinch the honor.

It was the second Iranian film to be nominated for an Oscar and the first to win.

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