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Soraya (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  5 October 2003 (Italy)
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Biopic of Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari, the second wife of the last Shah of Iran, who was overthrown in the 1979's Islamic Revolution.

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

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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.


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