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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 & 42 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A wonderful told story with a unique style 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:
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:
Factual errors: The departures board at Paris Orly at the beginning has Cincinnati misspelled as "Cincinatti".See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Airport receptionist:Ticket and passport, please.
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Movie Connections:
References "Derrick" (1974)See more »
Soundtrack:
Eye of the TigerSee more »

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54 out of 64 people found the following review useful.
A wonderful told story with a unique style, 26 January 2008
Author: Rick Billman (Rick_Bman) from United States

Persepolis tells the amazing story of a young girl growing up in Iran around the time of the Islamic Revolution. Marjane Satrapi does a wonderful job of bringing her story to life and drawing the viewer into her what it was to grow up during a time of political revolution. Using a unique style of animation, that closely follows the style of the graphic novel, the audience is pulled into a world that is much different than the world they are used to.

Marjane's story is often times humorous and often times heart breaking without resorting to heavy handed sentimentalism that is often seen in Hollywood movies. There were times that I laughed out loud during the movie, particularly the "Eye of the Tiger" sequence which had me in stitches. Other times during the film I had to wipe a tear from my eye. I won't spoil any of those moments for anyone, but there were parts of the film that left me crushed.

The characters in the story were all very interesting and all seemed very real. I loved watching Marjane grow from a child to an adult and seeing how she dealt with struggles as extreme as a revolution and as simple as the end of a relationship. Most of the supporting characters were interesting as well and extremely well thought out. The most memorable of the side characters though, would have to be Marjane's grandmother. She almost acted as Marjane's moral compass throughout the film and in most cases she did it with a great cynicism and humor that only someone who has lived through so much could have.

As an American I will probably never know what it is like to live in a state of such political oppression as the one depicted in the film. It is an extremely hard thing to even imagine what people go through during such political struggles. However, one of the things that makes this movie unique is that a lot of it is told from the point of view of a child that does not really understand the politics of what is going on around her. This really helped draw me into the movie. Since I do not understand what it is like to be in the situation, having the story told from the point of view of someone that doesn't really grasp the enormity of the events unfolding around her really helped to bring me into the story. It was very helpful in trying to comprehend the scale of what was happening in the movie, not that I claim to totally comprehend what this young girl must have gone through.

The animation style of the film is definitely interesting and unique. It is a lot different than anything I have seen before and I really enjoyed the style that was used. The more simplistic animation that was used definitely worked well with the story being told from the point of view of a child. The child in the story could not totally grasp all the details of what was going on during the revolution and having a less detailed style of animation definitely helped emphasize this. Also, having a style of animation that was so different than what audience are used to also helped emphasize that we were viewing a world that was, in many ways, much different than our own.

Overall I really enjoyed the film and it is one that I may eventually want to see again. I really would like to read the graphic novels that it was based on and probably even a few of the other graphic novels written by Marjane Satrapi. I think she is a wonderful talent and I hope she continues to make such interesting films, perhaps bringing some of her other graphic novels to the big screen.

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