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Persepolis -- Writer and director Marjane Satrapi draws a poignant story about a young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution, when people¹s hopes were dashed as fundamentalists took power.
Persepolis -- This is the U.S. trailer for Persepolis, directed by Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi.


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22 February 2008 (USA) See more »
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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  (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:
Lexie Kendrick ... Friend / Gossip / Teacher (2008) (voice: English version)

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)
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
Jean-Baptiste Le Guen .... 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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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including violent images, sexual references, language and brief drug content
96 min | Turkey:89 min (TV version)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Marjane Satrapi insisted that Chiara Mastroianni sing "Eye of the Tiger" off-key.See more »
Factual errors: The departures board at Paris Orly at the beginning has Cincinnati misspelled as "Cincinatti".See more »
[first lines]
Airport receptionist:Ticket and passport, please.
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
The Contemporary History of Iran, 4 April 2010
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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Is common to see natural blue-eyed blondes in Iran? yon-ferreira
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