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According to this review on IMDB, the Director explained at the launch Q+A that the opening scene depicted the Iranian custom of placing folded banknotes into an alms box before traveling. Farhadi explained it was an alms box that travelers put money in before a trip to ask for a safe trip, and yes, there was some dialog about Elly putting money in ...


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Good question, what you are talking about is referred to as an Opening Monologue or less often, Opening Narration in which (typically) a character recalls either a kind of mission statement or quick summary to set up the show. I've found some references to this TV trope which you can read below. Bert Salzman explains (via the book: The Everything Creative ...



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