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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 & 39 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
One of the best movies of 2007 See more (152 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)
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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
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 »

FAQ

How closely does the movie follow the novels?
What is "Persepolis"?
Why is the movie animated?
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51 out of 67 people found the following review useful.
One of the best movies of 2007, 16 February 2008
Author: stalker vogler from Xanadu

I was somehow hesitant before watching this as many have hailed the movie as an achievement both technically and artistically. Considering it tackles issues related to the Middle East I thought this will be yet another politically correct show-off that leaves you dead-cold. Well it's nothing like this. Though the story simplifies things quite a lot, it has a good reason for doing so: everything is seen from the point of view of the main character who brings forth her memories as a little girl in Iran, as a teenager in exile and as a married woman back in Iran. The story is always interesting, heart-felt, funny, sarcastic at times, nostalgic, cruel and absurd at some points but very very convincing.

The movie's best asset is it doesn't preach, it leaves everything to the viewer's judgment, and this is something to be appreciated because we all know that cartoons can be very effective propaganda devices. You can use animation for subversive purposes in a may number of ways. Technically, the movie-makers decided for stylishness rather than anything else. It's very interesting to compare Ratatouille's "realism" in animation and its shallow plot and the intricate and subtle plot of Persepolis and its abstract animation. I think animation was never about a big budget but about taste and artistic reason for choosing a specific technique. Displaying such a consistent style throughout, Persepolis manages never to feel too much in spite of its length (Ratatouille felt a bit too much after half an hour, at least to me and most of the people in the audience). Mnay reasons account for this: good story, excellent acting (the characters are all memorable), excellent pacing etc.

The best thing I got from watching this, besides the 95 minutes of great fun, is that there is a way of separating between good and evil without hurting anybody and you can come to terms with your past without feeling a sense of despair, no matter how bad that past was.

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