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The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)

 -  Drama  -  9 October 2009 (Sweden)
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A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, ... See full summary »

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Mrs. Massoud
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Morteza Ramazani - Soraya's Father
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Malaka
Khalid Khan ...
Warden
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Second Woman
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Bita
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A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, Soraya, whose arranged marriage to an abusive tyrant had a tragic ending. Written by Anonymous

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When a deadly conspiracy became a shameful cover-up One witness refused to be silent.

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Rated R for a disturbing sequence of cruel and brutal violence, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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9 October 2009 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

La verdad de Soraya M.  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$115,053 (USA) (26 June 2009)

Gross:

$655,647 (USA) (20 November 2009)
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At the location where the jail scene was to be shot a prison riot broke out the day before causing a lockdown and a "prison" had to be constructed. See more »

Goofs

When Soraya gives her jewelry to her daughters, both girls cup their hands to receive both items, not knowing which sister is being given which piece. This happens both times, even when the younger daughter has received her necklace already. See more »

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Title Card: Don't act like the hypocrite, who thinks he can conceal his wiles while loudly quoting the Koran. - Hafez, 14th Century Iranian Poet
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The brutality of The Stoning moved me to tears.
26 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After watching the injustice and betrayal that Soraya, the lead character, suffered in this film I can no longer be silent about the injustice going on in this world today. The human rights violations happening in our world stabs at the heart of human dignity. The story starts off slowly and builds to a brutal and bloody ending that I did not expect. It sheds light on how one man's selfishness can incite a mob mentality against an innocent woman. The lack of compassion in the villagers is astounding, but the silence of justice is deafening. See this film as soon as you can! It is informative, life-changing and it makes you reevaluate what side of good and evil you really stand on. Choosing to not speak out is the same as condoning the crime.


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