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Everybody Knows Is a Slow-Burning Thriller

Asghar Farhadi’s new family drama starring Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem centers on a mysterious kidnapping that unearths long-buried secrets.
Source: Focus Features

, the new film by the acclaimed Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, opens with an image of ancient, heavy gears clanking away. These are revealed to be the workings of a clock in an old church tower, and they perform purposes both literal and metaphorical. It is in this clock tower that one character offers another the titular phrase, “Everybody knows.” (It is the first, but not only, time we will hear this line.) The gears also

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