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Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari is detained by Iranian forces who brutally interrogate him under suspicion that he is a spy.

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Maziar Bahari
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Javadi (Rosewater)
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Davood
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Baba Akbar
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Moloojoon
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Maryam
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Paola
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Alireza
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Haj Agha
Kambiz Hosseini ...
Hassan
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Rahim
Ayman Sharaiha ...
Blue-Eyed Seyyed
Zeid Kattan ...
Seyyed
Ali Elayan ...
Channel One State TV Interviewer
Nidal Ali ...
Prison Soundsman
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Based of a true story about a journalist who gets detained and brutally interrogated in prison for 118 days. The journalist Maziar Bahari was blindfolded and interrogated for 4 months in Evin prison in Iran, while the only distinguishable feature about his captor is the distinct smell of rosewater. An interview and sketch that Maziar did with a journalist on The Daily show was used as evidence that Maziar was a spy and in communication with the American government and the CIA. Written by abivians

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Rated R for language including some crude references, and violent content | See all certifications »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$567,038 (USA) (21 November 2014)

Gross:

$3,093,491 (USA) (19 December 2014)
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During the Jason Jones interview, certain shots show not only the camera purporting to be part of the film, but also the matte box of the Arri Alexa used to film the movie. See more »


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what a mess
21 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film is a disaster. The narrative is scrambled....sometimes schmaltzy, sometimes lost, sometimes both. Note to writers and director: humans don't talk like this. Characters are all either one- dimensional or no-dimensional. Camera-work...seriously? Every 5 minutes there's a shot out of focus, and another that focuses on something completely irrelevant. It's a real shame, because there's a wonderful story to be told here, but not by this cartoonish treatment. In the real world, people don't walk around with either a halo or a black cloud over them---in this 'video' they do. May as well have them actually wear black and white hats, does the filmmaker really think his audience is this stupid? (hey, maybe he's right). If submitted by a high school film student, this is a solid B-. Don't waste your money, wait for NetFlix then avoid it.


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