7.4/10
487
11 user 10 critic

Drottningen och jag (2008)

Filmmaker and Iranian exile Nahid Persson Sarvestani talks with the widow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the late Shah of Iran, who was overthrown in 1979.

Director:

Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Brødre (2004)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Two brothers must negotiate changing roles and shifting family dynamics when one is sent to war in Afghanistan.

Director: Susanne Bier
Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Connie Nielsen
Priest (1994)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Father Greg Pilkington (Linus Roache) is torn between his call as a conservative Catholic priest and his secret life as a homosexual with a gay lover, frowned upon by the Church. Upon ... See full summary »

Director: Antonia Bird
Stars: Linus Roache, Tom Wilkinson, Robert Carlyle
Open Hearts (2002)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A Dogme film about an engaged couple that is torn apart after the man is paralyzed in an accident, and the woman falls in love with the husband of the woman who caused the accident.

Director: Susanne Bier
Stars: Sonja Richter, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Mads Mikkelsen
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A captivating look behind the scenes of the remarkable life of a young Swedish girl who became one of the most celebrated actresses of American and World cinema.

Director: Stig Björkman
Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Alicia Vikander, Pia Lindström
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A documentary that follows two young women raising children and supporting drug habits through prostitution in a country ruled by fundamentalists.

Director: Nahid Persson
Stars: Nahid Persson
Vera Drake (2004)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain--a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.

Director: Mike Leigh
Stars: Imelda Staunton, Jim Broadbent, Heather Craney
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A documentary of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Directors: Fredrik Gertten, Magnus Gertten
Stars: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Hasse Borg, Priscilla Salazar-Janssens
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

An ambitious Asian Briton and his white lover strive for success and hope, when they open up a glamorous laundromat.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day-Lewis
Crime | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The story of the Operation Bernhard, the largest counterfeiting operation in history, carried out by Germany during WWII.

Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Stars: Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

As a student, the director managed to flee revolutionary Iran. Many who stayed behind did not survive. When there are renewed protests in Teheran 30 years later, she goes looking for a ... See full summary »

Director: Nahid Persson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Herself
Nahid Persson ...
Herself
Zinat S. Lloyd ...
Narrator (voice)
Kambiz Atabai ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

Filmmaker and Iranian exile Nahid Persson Sarvestani talks with the widow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the late Shah of Iran, who was overthrown in 1979.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

exile | widow | shah | iran | f rated | See All (36) »

Genres:

Documentary

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

13 February 2009 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

A királynö és én  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Empress Farah: [beginning to ascend the Cheops Pyramid] I'm going to plead for political asylum with Pharaoh!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The empress and the communist girl
30 March 2009 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

This couple was never supposed to meet. Queen Farah Diba of Iran and the girl who fought her from the left and made the revolution.

But as often happens, revolutions eat their children and director Nahid Persson had to escape from her country, a country which had just executed her young brother.

So Persson ended up in Sweden, started to make documentaries and one day got the idea of taking contact with the queen, asking if it was possible to make a movie about her life today.

It was possible and the two of them become good friends in the end. The queen is found to still be much of an empress but also a warm person, who doesn't just call people in Iran. She is somewhat, as a paradox, willing to serve.

A warm documentary which once again tells us the truth. Whatever we are, we are first of all human beings.


19 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?