The most interesting thing about this movie is how it skirts around the fact his wife has been sexually assaulted in a brutal way, yet addresses it because it is an Iranian film. They never say she has been raped but it is implied and you know she has by the clues that are shown to the viewer. It is just as shocking and disturbing without seeing it or it being flat out said. The aftermath and the way people are acting tells you it happened.
It was an interesting film and it won the Oscar for Foreign Film this past year.