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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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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
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Hassan
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Rahim
Ayman Sharaiha ...
Blue-Eyed Seyyed
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Seyyed
Ali Elayan ...
Channel One State TV Interviewer
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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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Biography | Drama

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

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27 November 2014 (Israel)  »

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118 Dias  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$3,093,491 (USA) (19 December 2014)
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Jason Jones was cast to play himself because of an interview on The Daily Show (1996) that partially led to Maziar Bahari's imprisonment. During Bahari's interrogation, he was shown the interview between himself and Jones that the Iranian government claimed was proof that Bahari was a spy. Bahari later stated the interrogators were fabricating charges to the Iranian government and were aware of Jones' satirical and risky approach. See more »

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Charles "CK" Redlinger is listed as a "Secruity Supervisor." [sic] Additionally there are two listings for "Saftey" [sic] personnel. See more »

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Maziar Bahari: [narrating] When I was nine my sister took me to the Shrine of Masumeh. It was beautiful. I will never forget the smell. A mix of sweat and rosewater they showered down on the faithful. I used to think only the most pious carried that scent.
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Features The Daily Show: Peter Laufer (2009) See more »

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Written by Mahdyar Aghajani
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compelling first 30 min
31 August 2015 | by See all my reviews

In 2009, Maziar Bahari (Gael García Bernal) travels to his homeland to report on the Iranian election for Newsweek. His father was once imprison for being a communist and so was his late sister. He does a segment with The Daily Show. When Ahmadinejad is declared the winner, protests erupted and he's arrested. He is imprisoned for 4 months facing constant interrogation.

The movie is pretty compelling for the first 30 minutes. It's interesting history and good drama. After getting imprisoned, the movie doesn't have quite as much. Jon Stewart doesn't really have any interesting style and that section needs that something out of the box. It's earnest and so is everybody else. Jon could have gone surreal. It's pretty straight forward with some attempts at dark humor. It's a fine informative film.


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