MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 11,619 this week

Soraya (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  5 October 2003 (Italy)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 208 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 2 critic

Biopic of Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari, the second wife of the last Shah of Iran, who was overthrown in the 1979's Islamic Revolution.

Director:

Writers:

(earlier teleplay), (additional material), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: February

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in February.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1000 titles
created 03 May 2011
 
a list of 248 titles
created 28 Jan 2012
 
a list of 110 titles
created 03 Oct 2012
 
a list of 219 titles
created 30 Oct 2012
 
a list of 1665 titles
created 27 Mar 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Soraya" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Soraya (TV Movie 2003)

Soraya (TV Movie 2003) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Soraya.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

At the turn of the century, Henri Gauthier-Villars, a notorious bachelor, marries the young country girl Gabrielle Colette and introduces her to debauched Parisian life. Gabrielle keeps a ... See full summary »

Director: Danny Huston
Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Mathilda May, Virginia Madsen
Callas e Onassis (TV Movie 2005)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Giorgio Capitani
Stars: Luisa Ranieri, Gérard Darmon, Serena Autieri
Barabbas (TV Movie 2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Billy Zane stars as Barabbas--the man whose life was spared because of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Based on the Nobel Prize in Literature winning novel by Par Lagerkvist, Barabbas is a... See full summary »

Director: Roger Young
Stars: Billy Zane, Cristiana Capotondi, Filippo Nigro
Naked Tango (1990)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When a young European woman assumes a false identity in 1920s Argentina, she gets more than she bargained for.

Director: Leonard Schrader
Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Mathilda May, Fernando Rey
Kung Fu Killer (TV Movie 2008)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A Caucasian monk in Shanghai infiltrates the underworld to find the killers of his spiritual female Grandmaster.

Director: Philip Spink
Stars: David Carradine, Daryl Hannah, James Taenaka
She I (1965)
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An Edwardian archaeologist and two companions stumble upon a lost city in East Africa, run by a beautiful queen whose love holds the promise of immortality.

Director: Robert Day
Stars: Ursula Andress, Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, ... See full summary »

Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh
Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jim Caviezel, Mozhan Marnò
Nemo (1984)
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A young boy imagines being in a tale he's about to hear. In this magical world he encounters many famous characters from other tales, aliens and other beings and, of course, a beautiful princess.

Director: Arnaud Sélignac
Stars: Seth Kibel, Jason Connery, Mathilda May
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A child cannot stand the idea of having a new brother and dreams about drinking milk from the breasts of his mother again. The child asks the moon to bring him a teet only for him.

Director: Bigas Luna
Stars: Biel Duran, Mathilda May, Gérard Darmon
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The story of Preston Tucker, the maverick car designer and his ill-fated challenge to the auto industry with his revolutionary car concept.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Stars: Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau
Amen. (2002)
Crime | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

During WWII SS officer Kurt Gerstein tries to inform Pope Pius XII about Jews being sent to concentration camps. Young Jesuit priest Riccardo Fontana gives him a hand.

Director: Costa-Gavras
Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Mathieu Kassovitz, Ulrich Mühe
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The life of Primo Carnera a.k.a. "Ambling Alp", Italian professional boxer and the World Heavyweight Champion from June 1933 to June 1934, but also accused by some of having ties to the mob.

Director: Renzo Martinelli
Stars: Andrea Iaia, Anna Valle, Paolo Seganti
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Anna Valle ...
...
...
Chams
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stoyan Aleksiev ...
Représentant anglais
...
Kim Roosevelt
Sergio Ammirata ...
Iranian ambassador
Atanass Atanassov ...
Metteur
Donka Avramova ...
Ami de Soraya
Jonis Bashir ...
Militaire de l'ambassade (as Jonis Bascir)
Enzo Marino Bellanich ...
Gen. Zahedi
Claude Brasseur ...
Allan Caister ...
British ambassador
Renato Campese ...
Doctor
Ian Danby ...
American ambassador
Antonio Dechent ...
Kalil Esfandiari Bakhtiari
Edit

Storyline

Biopic of Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari, the second wife of the last Shah of Iran, who was overthrown in the 1979's Islamic Revolution.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

5 October 2003 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Soraja - Shaahin valittu  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

In Roma, we see right-wheel cars. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Good try. But not completely accurate
1 July 2007 | by (Dubai) – See all my reviews

If I were to make a movie about a foreign land, culture, history, etc. I would do a bit of investigation first. The least I would do is to check my story with a native. Not one of the actors or actresses is from Iran or Iranian decent. And there are many of them available these days. The movie seems to be made out of the book by Soraya herself which does not necessarily match the historical events. For example, in Iran they did not have Emperors, they had Kings. King's palace called SADABAD is in north of Tehran and nowhere near the sea. This is a movie made for the taste of western audience and bent in a few places to make it more attractive to them. As a result, it has lost its exotic and factual touch.


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD/VHS Release? habibv
English sub? habibv
Discuss Soraya (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?