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Persepolis (2007)

A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

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(comic), (scenario)

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Credited cast:
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Marjane (voice)
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Grandma (voice)
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Mom (voice)
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Dad (voice)
Gabrielle Lopes Benites ...
Marji (voice)
François Jerosme ...
Anoush (voice)
Tilly Mandelbrot ...
Lali (voice)
Sophie Arthuys ...
Walla (voice)
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Walla (voice)
Mathias Mlekuz ...
Walla (voice)
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Lexie Kendrick ...
Friend / Gossip / Teacher (2008) (voice)
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

22 February 2008 (USA)  »

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Persépolis  »

Box Office

Budget:

$7,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€33,687 (Belgium) (1 July 2007)

Gross:

$4,443,403 (USA) (18 May 2008)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At the party given by the Austrian nihilists, the symbol of the famous industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten can be seen on the upper left-hand side of the screen. See more »

Goofs

Young Marjane talks about torturing someone by making them put garbage in his mouth and making him chew it three times. She demonstrates this by grabbing a bunch of garbage out of a garbage can. In the next shot, when Ramine rides by on his bike, the garbage has vanished. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Airport receptionist: Ticket and passport, please.
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Connections

References Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Marche Persanne
(Persischermarsch, op. 289)
Composed by Johann Strauss (as Johann Strauss)
Arranged by Olivier Bernet
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The Contemporary History of Iran
4 April 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In 1978, in Iran, the smart girl Marjane Satrapi lives the troubled period of the history of her country with the Islamic Revolution with her ideologist parents and grandmother. When she is a teenager, her parents send her to Vienna due to the war with Iraq. Marjane befriends a group of outcast students, finds love and deception and returns to her country to the arms of her family. However, the life with the fundamentalist in the government is repressive and she leaves her country again to live in France.

"Persepolis" is an interesting animation where the contemporary history of Iran is disclosed through the eyes of the lead character. This feature gives a great lesson of history highlighting the most important moments of the life of Iranian in their country. This dramatic animation has many levels but is highly recommended for adults and offers excellent dialogs and messages. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Persépolis"


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