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The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)

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A desperate woman asks for a meeting with a journalist to disclose the cruel and inhumane punishment of her niece.

Director:

Cyrus Nowrasteh

Writers:

Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh (screenplay), Cyrus Nowrasteh (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shohreh Aghdashloo ... Zahra
Mozhan Marnò ... Soraya M.
Jim Caviezel ... Freidoune Sahebjam
Navid Negahban ... Ali
Ali Pourtash Ali Pourtash ... Mullah
David Diaan ... Ebrahim
Parviz Sayyad Parviz Sayyad ... Hashem
Vida Ghahremani Vida Ghahremani ... Mrs. Massoud
Vachik Mangassarian ... Morteza Ramazani - Soraya's Father
Bita Sheibani Bita Sheibani ... Leila
Noor Taher ... Kataneh (as Noor Al Taher)
Haya Al Taher Haya Al Taher ... Malaka
Khalid Khan Khalid Khan ... Warden
Sheede Dana Sheede Dana ... Second Woman
Fay Yan Fay Yan ... Bita
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Storyline

A drama set in Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, Soraya, whose marriage had a tragic ending. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

When a deadly conspiracy became a shameful cover-up, one witness refused to be silent.

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a disturbing sequence of cruel and brutal violence, and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

Persian | English

Release Date:

9 October 2009 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The Stoning of Soraya M. See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$115,053, 28 June 2009

Gross USA:

$637,421

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,120,476
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Dolby Digital (Spanish dubbing mix)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At the location where the jail scene was to be shot a prison riot broke out the day before causing a lockdown and a "prison" had to be constructed. See more »

Goofs

When Soraya gives her jewelry to her daughters, both girls cup their hands to receive both items, not knowing which sister is being given which piece. This happens both times, even when the younger daughter has received her necklace already. See more »

Quotes

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Title Card: Don't act like the hypocrite, who thinks he can conceal his wiles while loudly quoting the Koran. - Hafez, 14th Century Iranian Poet
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Ghochani
Written by Goudarzi
Performed by Goudarzi
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Beautifully Raw....
15 March 2012 | by ateal2490See all my reviews

I must begin with explaining that I have an extraordinarily high tolerance for graphic imaging. I've seen "A Serbian Film", "Antichrist", and the "Human Centipede"....non of which caused me to feel sick to my stomach.

"The Stoning of Soraya M." crushed me from the inside out. The sorrow that flows from the women in this film will follow you for the rest of your days. You'll see one particular scene (hint: its in the title) in your dreams. This film doesn't allow the viewer to choose between crying and having their stomachs flipped twelve times around; the viewer will experience both...to an extreme.

The plot is relatively simple. I've decided makes this film so much better. You don't have to try to keep up with a thousand mini-plots. You just have to try to stomach the main event.If you make it all the way through the last scene, take a moment to remember the message that came across your screen before the first scene takes off...."based on a true story."


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