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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Umberto Marino (earlier teleplay)
Anna Samueli (additional material)
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Release Date:
5 October 2003 (Italy) See more »
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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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Anna Valle ... Soraya Esfandiari Bakhtiari

Erol Sander ... Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

Mathilda May ... Chams
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stoyan Aleksiev ... Représentant anglais

Anton Alexander ... 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 ... Mossadeq
Renato Campese ... Doctor
Ian Danby ... American ambassador
Antonio Dechent ... Kalil Esfandiari Bakhtiari
Marius Donkin ... Prime Minister Razmara
Michail Elenov ... Achmed
Luigi Grilli ... Ambassadeur Russe

Niki Iliev
Ivan Kirov ... Colonel Nassiri
Ventzislav Kisyov ... Kashani (as Ventzislav Kisiov)
Anja Kruse ... Mother of Soraya

Angus MacInnes ... Gen. Norman Schwartzkopf
Allan Caister Pearce ... British ambassador (as Allan Caister)
Venelin Pekhlivanov ... Hussein Ala (as Venelin Pehlivanov)
Giacomo Piperno ... Dr. Ayadi

Michele Placido ... Enrico Mattei
Ina Popova ... Laila
Sydne Rome ... Forough
Guido Roncalli ... Ambassadeur Russe
Carlo Sabatini ... American ambassador, Rome

Krista Stadler ... Mother of the Shah

Caterina Vertova ... Samira
Marco Vivio ... Bijan Esfandiari Bakhtiari

Shero Rauf ... Guard (uncredited)

Directed by
Lodovico Gasparini 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Umberto Marino (earlier teleplay)

Anna Samueli (additional material)

Jacqueline Feather (television story) &
David Seidler (television story)

Jacqueline Feather (teleplay) &
David Seidler (teleplay)

Produced by
Luca Bernabei .... producer
Matilde Bernabei .... producer
Till Derenbach .... executive producer: Germany
Ferdinand Dohna .... producer: EOS
Marco Giannoni .... line producer
Diloy Gülün .... consulting producer
Anselmo Parrinello .... executive producer
Fanio Petrocchi .... producer: RAI
Nicolas Traube .... producer
Gernot Valendzik .... producer: Germany
 
Original Music by
Andrea Guerra 
 
Cinematography by
Fabio Zamarion 
 
Film Editing by
Antonio Siciliano 
 
Casting by
Françoise Menidrey 
Simona Tartaglia 
Cornelia von Braun 
Jeremy Zimmermann  (as Jeremy Zimmerman)
 
Production Design by
Paolo Biagetti 
 
Costume Design by
Elisabetta Montaldo 
 
Makeup Department
Carlo Barucci .... hair stylist
Italo Di Pinto .... assistant hair stylist
Lizzy Dietrich .... hair stylist: Germany
Fiona Franke .... makeup artist: Germany
Stefanie Fürst .... hair stylist: Germany
Elke Hahn .... makeup artist: Germany
Enrico Iacoponi .... makeup artist
René Jordan .... makeup artist: Germany
Arturo Montoro .... assistant hair stylist
Nadia Rosati .... assistant hair stylist
Hendrik Wolf .... hair stylist: Germany
 
Production Management
Franco Casellato .... post-production supervisor
Franco Coduti .... production manager: second unit
Marco Giannoni .... production manager
Anouschka Hass .... assistant production supervisor: Germany
Skipper Norden .... production supervisor: Germany
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nicola Barnaba .... second unit director
Victor Bojinov .... first assistant director: second unit
Gilles Cannatella .... second assistant director
Luca Lachin .... assistant director
Antony Tanev .... second assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
Barbara Cicero .... assistant production designer: Italy
Vincenzo De Stefano .... upholsterer
Agatino Fonti .... props
Gabriel Georgiev .... property master
Orlin Grozdanov .... stand-by props
Tamara Marini .... assistant production designer
Oliver Munck .... painter: Germany
Pietro Petri .... construction crew
Nikolay Popov .... props (as Nikolai Popov)
Ivan Ranghelov .... assistant production designer
Giancarlo Sensidoni .... painter
Antonio Tarolla .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Paolo Amici .... sound effects editor
Roberto Arcangeli .... foley artist
Ivanco Casoni .... dubbing editor
Francesco Cucinelli .... sound re-recording mixer
Ettore Mancini .... boom operator
Ezio Marcorin .... sound effects editor
Marco Marinelli .... sound effects editor
Umberto Montesanti .... sound
Enrico Pellegrini .... sound editor
Daniele Quadroli .... sound effects editor
David Quadroli .... sound effects editor
Fabrizio Quadroli .... sound effects editor
Krasimir Shtabekov .... sound
Marco Streccioni .... sound engineer
 
Visual Effects by
Amedeo Califano .... digital artist
Emanuele Comotti .... digital artist
Maurizio Corrado .... digital artist
Stefano Marinoni .... visual effects supervisor
Alex Ongaro .... digital artist (as Alessandro Ongaro)
Ivan Parillo .... digital artist
Riccardo Russo .... digital artist
Ivan Tozzi .... on-line editor
Paola Trisoglio .... visual effects producer
 
Stunts
Asen Asenov .... stunts
Krasimir Simeonov .... stunts
Stanimir Stamatov .... stunts
Teodor Tsolov .... stunts
Massimilano Ubaldi .... stunts: second unit
Massimiliano Ubaldi .... stunt coordinator
Raicho Vasilev .... stunt performer
Kaloian Vodenicharov .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alessandro Cardelli .... electrician
Fabrizio Cardelli .... electrician
Marco Carosi .... director of photography: second unit
Alessandro Colini .... grip
Robin Eberspacher .... assistant camera
Antonello Emidi .... assistant camera
Claudio Frollano .... gaffer
Aurelio Langella .... grip
Fabio Lovino .... still photographer
Ermanno Lubich .... assistant camera
Roberto Luzi .... camera operator
Luca Martis .... electrician
Umberto Montiroli .... still photographer
Roberto Pecci .... key grip
Sergio Rossi .... grip
Luigi Spaccatini .... grip
Olly 'Dolly' Thönissen .... grip: Germany
Konstantin Vladimirov .... electrician
Marius von Felbert .... grip: Germany
Noël Véry .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Françoise Menidrey .... casting: France
Simona Tartaglia .... casting: Italy
Cornelia von Braun .... casting: Germany
Jeremy Zimmermann .... casting: UK (as Jeremy Zimmerman)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alessandra Carta .... assistant costumer
Pamela Fontinovo .... assistant costumer
Irena Maximova Kirkova .... on-set costumer
Anna Gelinova .... additional wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Alessandro Pelliccia .... color timer
Federico Stanisci .... first assistant editor
Simon Tomassetti .... second assistant editor
 
Music Department
Luca Salvadori .... orchestrator
Dave Tinsley .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Khalid Ameskane .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Laurence Bachman .... fiction director: FR2
Rachel Mary Blasi .... production secretary
Luisa Cotta Ramosino .... story editor
Saverio D'Ercole .... story editor
Véronique Hallu .... press attache
Emanuela Loreti .... production coordinator
Marie-Hélène Losada .... fiction director: FR2 (as Marie-Hélène Humbert-Losada)
Antonino Mosciarello .... accountant supervisor
Peter Nikolov .... armorer
Peter Nikolov .... armourer
Michaela Redjai .... production coordinator: Germany
Lea Tafuri .... story editor
Mark Thompson-Ashworth .... dialogue coach (as Mark Ashworth)
Jean-Jacques Vannier .... press attache
Nasko Vulev .... interpreter
Elitsa Vutova .... production staff
 

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Errors in geography: Architecture of mosques looks like Arabic, not Iranian.See more »

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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Good try. But not completely accurate, 1 July 2007
Author: fmpour from Dubai

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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