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Soraya (2003)

Biopic of Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari, the second wife of the last Shah of Iran, who was overthrown in the 1979's Islamic Revolution.

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Lodovico Gasparini

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Umberto Marino (earlier teleplay), Anna Samueli (additional material) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Anna Valle Anna Valle ... Soraya Esfandiari Bakhtiari
Erol Sander ... Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Mathilda May ... Chams
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stoyan Aleksiev Stoyan Aleksiev ... Représentant anglais
Anton Alexander ... Kim Roosevelt
Sergio Ammirata Sergio Ammirata ... Iranian ambassador
Atanass Atanassov Atanass Atanassov ... Metteur
Donka Avramova Donka Avramova ... Ami de Soraya
Jonis Bashir Jonis Bashir ... Militaire de l'ambassade (as Jonis Bascir)
Enzo Marino Bellanich Enzo Marino Bellanich ... Gen. Zahedi
Claude Brasseur ... Mossadeq
Renato Campese Renato Campese ... Doctor
Ian Danby Ian Danby ... American ambassador
Antonio Dechent ... Kalil Esfandiari Bakhtiari
Marius Donkin Marius Donkin ... Prime Minister Razmara
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Biopic of Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiari, the second wife of the last Shah of Iran, who was overthrown in the 1979's Islamic Revolution.

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Country:

Italy | Germany

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

5 October 2003 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Soraja - shaahin valittu See more »

Filming Locations:

Casablanca, Morocco See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

The shah's sister name was "Ashraf", not "Samira". See more »

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Good try. But not completely accurate
1 July 2007 | by fmpourSee all my reviews

If I were to make a movie about a foreign land, culture, history, etc. I would do a bit of investigation first. The least I would do is to check my story with a native. Not one of the actors or actresses is from Iran or Iranian decent. And there are many of them available these days. The movie seems to be made out of the book by Soraya herself which does not necessarily match the historical events. For example, in Iran they did not have Emperors, they had Kings. King's palace called SADABAD is in north of Tehran and nowhere near the sea. This is a movie made for the taste of western audience and bent in a few places to make it more attractive to them. As a result, it has lost its exotic and factual touch.


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