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Writers:
Marjane Satrapi (comic)
Vincent Paronnaud (scenario)
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Release Date:
27 June 2007 (France) See more »
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Plot:
Poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 28 wins & 35 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Not your average animated feature... See more (152 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Chiara Mastroianni ... Marjane 'Marji' Satrapi, as a teenager and a woman (voice)

Catherine Deneuve ... Mrs. Satrapi - Marjane's mother (voice)

Danielle Darrieux ... Marjane's grandmother (voice)

Simon Abkarian ... Mr. Satrapi - Marjane's father (voice)
Gabrielle Lopes Benites ... Marjane as a child (voice)
François Jerosme ... Uncle Anouche (voice)
Sophie Arthuys ... Walla (voice)

Arié Elmaleh ... (voice)
Mathias Mlekuz ... (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tilly Mandelbrot ... Lali (voice)

Sean Penn ... Mr. Satrapi - Marjane's father (voice: English version)

Iggy Pop ... Uncle Anouche (voice: English version)

Gena Rowlands ... Marjane's grandmother (voice: English version)
Christine Flowers ... Great Aunt / Shopper / Teacher (2008) (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Amethyste Frezignac ... Marji (2008) (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Lexie Kendrick ... Friend / Gossip / Teacher (2008) (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Mirabelle Kirkland ... Gossip / Welcome / Wife (2008) (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Marjane Satrapi ... Actress / Gossip / Schloss (2008) (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Barbara Scaff ... Enforcer / Laly / Megaphone / Nassrine / Welcome (2008) (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Aoife Stone ... Eve / Nioucha / Welcome (2008) (voice: English version) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Vincent Paronnaud 
Marjane Satrapi 
 
Writing credits
Marjane Satrapi (comic)

Vincent Paronnaud (scenario)

Produced by
Rémi Burah .... consulting producer
Tara Grace .... co-producer (USA)
Kathleen Kennedy .... associate producer
Xavier Rigault .... producer
Marc-Antoine Robert .... producer
 
Original Music by
Olivier Bernet 
 
Film Editing by
Stéphane Roche 
 
Production Design by
Marisa Musy 
 
Art Direction by
Hicham Kadiri 
 
Production Management
Olivier Bizet .... production manager
Christina Crassaris .... post-production supervisor
Olivier Gravenhorst .... post-production supervisor
 
Art Department
Marc Jousset .... artistic director
Thierry Million .... lead background artist
 
Sound Department
Samy Bardet .... sound editor
Samy Bardet .... sound re-recording mixer
Samy Bardet .... supervising sound editor
Eric Chevallier .... dialogue editor
Jacques Defrance .... foley artist
Sylvie Gourgner .... sound
Thierry Lebon .... sound re-recording mixer
Michel Monier .... sound consultant: dolby
Johann Nallet .... sound recordist
Philippe Penot .... foley artist
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Julie Tribout .... sound
Jean-Alexandre Villemer .... sound recordist
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Jimmy Capron .... scanning operator
Cyril Cosenza .... research & development supervisor
Frank Miyet .... supervision tracé
Stéphane Roche .... animatics
 
Animation Department
Damien Barrau .... animator: 2D
Pascal Chevet .... animator
Christian Desmares .... animation coordinator
Cecile Dubois-Herry .... assistant animator
Florian Fiebig .... key animator
Mael Gourmelen .... assistant animator
Virginie Hanrigou .... animator
Gregory Lecocq .... animator
Habib Louati .... animator
Ahmidou Lyazidi .... 3D supervisor
Nathalie Mathé .... CG animator
Benoit Meurzec .... animator
Thierry Peres .... assistant animator
Jung Wang .... layout supervisor
 
Casting Department
Sylvie Peyrucq .... voice casting
 
Editorial Department
Christian Dutac .... color timer
Le Guen Jean-Baptiste .... digital film supervisor
 
Music Department
Olivier Bernet .... music arranger
Olivier Bernet .... musical director
Olivier Bernet .... musician: synthesizer, bass, piano, ukulele, drums
Sophie Bousquet .... musician: flute
Stéphane Garin .... musician: percussion
Xavier Hayet .... musician: string bass
Marianne Eva Lecler .... musician: harp
Victor Marco .... musician: acoustic guitar
Vincent Paronnaud .... musician: bass, voice
Maitane Sebastian .... musician: cello, voice
 
Other crew
Sylvain Audi .... background voices
Sylvain Audi .... research and development
John Charles .... software manager: Sony DAC
Elyse Klaits .... associate: Ms. Kennedy
Hengameh Panahi .... world sales head: celluloid dreams
Charles-Edouard Renault .... legal counsel
 

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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including violent images, sexual references, language and brief drug content
Runtime:
96 min | Turkey:89 min (TV version)
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Marjane Satrapi insisted that Chiara Mastroianni sing "Eye of the Tiger" off-key.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Marjane's passport has her given name and surname switched.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Airport receptionist:Ticket and passport, please.
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Movie Connections:
References Rocky III (1982)See more »
Soundtrack:
Roses du SudSee more »

FAQ

Why is the movie animated?
Why do the French-speakers sometimes say "Si" instead of "Oui"?
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
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143 out of 153 people found the following review useful.
Not your average animated feature..., 2 December 2007
Author: nonsequitur247 from United States

...in fact, there is nothing average about this film. Traditionally animated in black and white flashbacks, it tells the story of a French-speaking woman's childhood and young adulthood in Tehran, Iran, and in Vienna during the 1980s and '90s.

Marjane Satrapi grew up in a family of revolutionaries against the Shah's regime and the Islamic government that subsequently took hold, and the film literally illustrates her feelings and thought processes as a little girl, following her as the government control in Iran got more and more strict. When her parents insist she leave the country, we also see her struggling to deal with adolescence and missing her beloved family; when she returns, she is also coping with the increasing repression of her freedoms as a woman. Most of all, you see her own personal conflict as she tries to stay true to herself.

This movie beautifully balances both the historic and personal issues and pulls the threads together into a compelling narrative, made a bit quirky by the style of presentation, resulting in work that is altogether touching. Along with intelligence and humor, a deep and strong sense of truth infuses every part of this film, making it even stronger. One of my only qualms was the feeling that it ended somewhat abruptly without much of a conclusion.

Overall, though, it was fantastic - definitely worth watching.

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I'm VERY fearful of the future of my country (Turkey) aykutsgn
Pawn of the N.W.O. juan6966
Isn't Marjane Satrapi afraid that they will harass her family? rumpelteazer666
Autobiographic? hgmichna
No Khomeini jeroenvanmarle
Is common to see natural blue-eyed blondes in Iran? yon-ferreira
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