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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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Nominated for Oscar. Another 28 wins & 39 nominations See more »
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A life in cartoons. See more (153 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Chiara Mastroianni ... Marjane (voice: French version) (voice: English version)

Danielle Darrieux ... Grandma (voice)

Catherine Deneuve ... Mom (voice: French version) (voice: English version)

Simon Abkarian ... Dad (voice)
Gabrielle Lopes Benites ... Marji (voice)
François Jerosme ... Anoush (voice)
Tilly Mandelbrot ... Lali (voice)
Sophie Arthuys ... Walla (voice)

Arié Elmaleh ... Walla (voice)
Mathias Mlekuz ... Walla (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

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

Gena Rowlands ... Marjane's grandmother (voice: English version)
Adriana Anderson ... Enforcer / Nun / Teacher (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Paul Bandey ... Brit / Customs (2008) (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Robert Barr ... Anchor / God (2008) (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Robert William Bradford ... Guardian / Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (2008) (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Stephen Croce ... Cabbie / Director / Great Uncle / Marx / Motorist / PA / Taher / Vendor (2008) (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Bill Dunn ... Beans / Guardian / Speaker / Teacher / Welcome (2008) (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Christine Flowers ... Great Aunt / Shopper / Teacher (2008) (voice: English version) (uncredited)
David Gasman ... Doctor / Guardian / Interrogator / Sentry / Siamak (2008) (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Matthew Géczy ... Markus / Momo / Sentry (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)
Chris Mack ... Revolutionary / Reza / Sentry (2008) (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Iggy Pop ... Anoush (2008) (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Nathan Rippy ... Flirt / Shopper / Thierry (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)
Allan Wenger ... Fereydoun / Fernando / Khosrow / Reza Shah / Shrink / Welcome (2008) (voice: English version) (uncredited)

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
Vincent Paronnaud .... dialogue director: english version (uncredited)
Marjane Satrapi .... dialogue director: english version (uncredited)
 

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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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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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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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Soundtrack:
Eye of the TigerSee more »

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49 out of 63 people found the following review useful.
A life in cartoons., 13 August 2007
Author: moimoichan6 (moimoichan6@yahoo.fr) from Paris, France

It's quite unusual for a writer to adapt its own book to the screen, especially when it's a comic-book (well, Frank Miller's done it, but that's another story), and especially when it's an autobiographical comic book. That's the originality of this movie, which is the adaptation of a autobiographical graphic novel by its very author. "Persepolis" deals with the life, and especially the youth of Marjane Satrapi, in Iran, during the reign of the Shah and the Islamic revolution. But if the memories could be easily told alone in front of a blank paper, isn't it harder to be true and sincere when you are surrounded by a all animation crew ?

That's the great achievement of the movie : to be true to the comics and therefor, to the life of Marjane. The best parts of it are all about her personal relations, with her grandmother or her uncle. You really have the feeling that she relates all this events to praise their memories and who they were. On the other side, the political scenes and historical point of view that supposedly are the goal of the movie seem to me a little less good than the family or personal souvenirs. It may be true but it seems a little bit simple and even cliché sometimes (see for instance the history of the Shah for all audiences). The personal view on the repercussion of the Islamic repression is way better than this kind of big exposes. The death of a young man trying to escape the police after a party or the attitude of a man insulting her mother in a parking tells us more about the regime in Iran than the speech the movie sometimes (but not so often) gives us.

So, paradoxically, the more personal the movie gets, the truer it is. The all rapport the difficulties to left your country and to adapt to another world seems for instance very honest and touching. The childhood period, told in a comic strip style is both funny and melancholic. In the end, this movie is far from being a movie about Iran, but only tells an individual life, crying for freedom in a country were a woman can't reach it, but transfigured by personal memories and a strong animated point of view, that uses all the techniques and styles a comic-book adaptation could offer.

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Autobiographic? hgmichna
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