Persepolis ()

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A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

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Marjane (voice)
Grandma (voice)
Mom (voice)
Dad (voice)
Gabrielle Lopes Benites ...
Marji (voice)
François Jerosme ...
Anoush (voice)
Tilly Mandelbrot ...
Lali (voice)
Sophie Arthuys ...
Walla (voice)
Walla (voice)
Mathias Mlekuz ...
Walla (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Friend / Gossip / Teacher (2008) (voice)
Mr. Satrapi - Marjane's Father (voice)
Marjane's grandmother (voice)
Adriana Anderson ...
Enforcer / Nun / Teacher (uncredited) (voice)
Brit / Customs (2008) (uncredited) (voice)
Robert Barr ...
Anchor / God (2008) (uncredited) (voice)
Robert William Bradford ...
Guardian / Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi (2008) (uncredited) (voice)
Cabbie / Director / Great Uncle / Marx / Motorist / PA / Taher / Vendor (2008) (uncredited) (voice)
Beans / Guardian / Speaker / Teacher / Welcome (2008) (uncredited) (voice)
Christine Flowers ...
Great Aunt / Shopper / Teacher (2008) (uncredited) (voice)
Doctor / Guardian / Interrogator / Sentry / Siamak (2008) (uncredited) (voice)
Markus / Momo / Sentry (2008) (uncredited) (voice)
Mirabelle Kirkland ...
Gossip / Welcome / Wife (2008) (uncredited) (voice)
Chris Mack ...
Revolutionary / Reza / Sentry (2008) (uncredited) (voice)
Anoush (2008) (uncredited) (voice)
Flirt / Shopper / Thierry (2008) (uncredited) (voice)
Actress / Gossip / Schloss (2008) (uncredited) (voice)
Barbara Scaff ...
Enforcer / Laly / Megaphone / Nassrine / Welcome (2008) (uncredited) (voice)
Allan Wenger ...
Fereydoun / Fernando / Khosrow / Reza Shah / Shrink / Welcome (2008) (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

Vincent Paronnaud
Marjane Satrapi

Written by

Marjane Satrapi ... (comic)
Vincent Paronnaud ... (scenario)

Produced by

Rémi Burah ... consulting producer
Tara Grace ... co-producer (USA)
Kathleen Kennedy ... associate producer
Xavier Rigault ... producer
Marc-Antoine Robert ... producer

Music by

Olivier Bernet

Film Editing by

Stéphane Roche

Editorial Department

Christian Dutac ... color timer
Jean-Baptiste Le Guen ... digital film supervisor

Production Design by

Marisa Musy

Art Direction by

Hicham Kadiri

Production Management

Olivier Bizet ... production manager
Christina Crassaris ... post-production supervisor
Olivier Gravenhorst ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Denis Walgenwitz ... first assistant director

Art Department

Marc Jousset ... artistic director
Thierry Million ... lead background artist

Sound Department

Samy Bardet ... re-recording mixer / sound editor / supervising sound editor
Eric Chevallier ... dialogue editor
Jacques Defrance ... foley artist
Sylvie Gourgner ... sound
Thierry Lebon ... re-recording mixer
Michel Monier ... sound consultant: dolby
Johann Nallet ... sound recordist
Philippe Penot ... foley artist
Greg Steele ... adr mixer
Jean-Alexandre Villemer ... sound recordist
Greg Zimmerman ... adr recordist
Julie Tribout ... dialog and adr editor (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

Jimmy Capron ... scanning operator
Cyril Cosenza ... research & development supervisor
Frank Miyet ... supervision tracé
Stéphane Roche ... animatics

Animation Department

Damien Barrau ... animator: 2D
Pascal Chevet ... animator
Christian Desmares ... animation coordinator
Cecile Dubois-Herry ... assistant animator
Florian Fiebig ... key animator
Mael Gourmelen ... assistant animator
Virginie Hanrigou ... animator
Veronique Langdon ... key frames clean: Paris
Gregory Lecocq ... animator
Habib Louati ... animator
Ahmidou Lyazidi ... 3D supervisor
Nathalie Mathé ... CG animator
Benoit Meurzec ... animator
Thierry Peres ... assistant animator
Jung Wang ... layout supervisor

Casting Department

Sylvie Peyrucq ... voice casting

Music Department

Olivier Bernet ... music arranger / musical director / musician: synthesizer, bass, piano, ukulele, drums
Sophie Bousquet ... musician: flute
Stéphane Garin ... musician: percussion
Xavier Hayet ... musician: string bass
Marianne Eva Lecler ... musician: harp
Victor Marco ... musician: acoustic guitar
Vincent Paronnaud ... musician: bass, voice
Maitane Sebastian ... musician: cello, voice

Other crew

Sylvain Audi ... background voices / research and development
John Charles ... software manager: Sony DAC
Elyse Klaits ... associate: Ms. Kennedy
Hengameh Panahi ... world sales head: celluloid dreams
Charles-Edouard Renault ... legal counsel
Vincent Paronnaud ... dialogue director: english version (uncredited)
Marjane Satrapi ... dialogue director: english version (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Satrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study for a better life. However, this change proves an equally difficult trial with the young woman finding herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Persépolis (Spain)
  • Persépolis (Brazil)
  • Persépolis (Argentina)
  • ペルセポリス (Japan, Japanese title)
  • Персеполис (Russia)
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  • 96 min
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Box Office

Budget $7,300,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend France EUR1,402,949, 01 Jul 2007
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $25,399,540

Did You Know?

Trivia Iran's government sent a letter to the French embassy in Tehran to protest against the movie and pressured the organizers of the 2007 Bangkok Film Festival to drop it from the lineup. See more »
Goofs Marjane's passport has her given name and surname switched. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Bucket List/The Orphanage/The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep/There Will Be Blood/Honeydripper/Persepolis (2008). See more »
Soundtracks Eye of the Tiger See more »
Quotes Marjane's grandmother: Listen. I don't like to preach, but here's some advice. You'll meet a lot of jerks in life. If they hurt you, remember it's because they're stupid. Don't react to their cruelty. There's nothing worse than bitterness and revenge. Keep your dignity and be true to yourself.
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