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Persepolis (2007)

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Poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution.

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François Jerosme ...
Anoush (voice)
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Lali (voice)
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Walla (voice)
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Walla (voice)
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In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study for a better life. However, this change proves an equally difficult trial with the young woman finding herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including violent images, sexual references, language and brief drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 June 2007 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Persépolis  »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£158,867 (UK) (25 April 2008)

Gross:

£778,834 (UK) (30 May 2008)
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Catherine Deneuve, who voices Marjane's mother, and Chiara Mastroianni, who voices Marjane, are mother and daughter in real life. See more »

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The departures board at Paris Orly at the beginning has Cincinnati misspelled as "Cincinatti". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Airport receptionist: Ticket and passport, please.
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Roses du Sud
(Rosen aus dem Süden, op. 388)
Composed by Johann Strauß (as Johann Strauss)
Arranged by Olivier Bernet
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One of the best films of 2007
27 December 2007 | by (LA, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a marvelous film. The voice actors in French are superb; I'm not sure whether it will translate in an English dub. The animation is charming; you forget that it's mostly black and white, and remember only how beautiful it is. It is both bleak and hilarious, chilling and human. The "Eye Of The Tiger" scene is awesome for being so amateurishly sung in heavily accented English and only just in key. I learned a great deal about modern Iranian history, and relived a great deal of childhood and adolescence (albeit not in a sophomoric way).

I saw it at a free screening with about 6 other people before it was released, but I will be paying to see it again and dragging as many people as I can to see it with me. If you're reading this, I'd drag you to see it, too. It's a GREAT film, one that deserves all the awards it can garner, and not just as an animated film, but as a brilliant movie that just happens to be animated.


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