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The Stoning of Soraya M. ()


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

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Zahra
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Soraya M.
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Freidoune Sahebjam
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Ali
Ali Pourtash ...
Mullah
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Ebrahim
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Hashem
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Mrs. Massoud
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Morteza Ramazani - Soraya's Father
Bita Sheibani ...
Leila
Noor Al Taher ...
Kataneh
Haya Al Taher ...
Malaka
Khalid Khan ...
Warden
Sheede Dana ...
Second Woman
Fay Yan ...
Bita
Salti Hasan ...
Mrs. Hashem
Laila Qutub ...
Mehri
Talal Nabil Morcos ...
Kamran
Abdullah Shaheen ...
Mohsen
Shukreyeh Thijeel ...
Mourning Woman
Fadela Rashem ...
Mourning Woman
Sabiha Faleh ...
Mourning Woman
Zoro Shaswar ...
Ali's Friend
Jalal Zadhaley ...
Ali's Friend
Aras Raffi ...
Ali's Friend
Yousef Shweihat ...
Ringmaster
Rami Hamati ...
Circus Boy
Fadi Joseph Hamati ...
Circus Boy
Yasha Keyt ...
Servant Girl
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Revolutionary Guard
Yahya Hussein ...
Mohammed
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zeid Al-Yasoufy ...
Circus Drummer
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(voice)
Mizyed Azrai ...
Reza (uncredited)
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Vo (uncredited)

Directed by

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Cyrus Nowrasteh

Written by

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Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh ... (screenplay) &
Cyrus Nowrasteh ... (screenplay)
 
Freidoune Sahebjam ... (book)

Produced by

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Todd Burns ... co-producer
Diane Hendricks ... executive producer
Jason Jones ... associate producer
Stephen A. Marinaccio II ... line producer
Stephen McEveety ... producer
Thomas J. Papa ... executive producer
Tracy K. Price ... executive producer
David Segel ... executive producer
John Shepherd ... producer

Music by

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John Debney

Cinematography by

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Joel Ransom

Film Editing by

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David Handman
Geoffrey Rowland

Editorial Department

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Brian Beard ... digital intermediate editor
Carmen Del Toro ... digital conform assistant
Stephen A. Marinaccio II ... post production supervisor
Michael Mintz ... digital film colorist
Steve Sahagun ... first assistant editor

Casting By

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Deborah Aquila
Jennifer L. Smith
Tricia Wood

Production Design by

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Judy Rhee

Art Direction by

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Bradley Schmidt

Set Decoration by

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Rana Abboot

Costume Design by

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Jane Anderson

Makeup Department

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Jason Hamer ... makeup effects supervisor
Aimee Macabeo ... special makeup effects: hair technician
Mike Mekash ... special makeup effects artist
Christien Tinsley ... designer and creator: special make-up effects
Hiroshi Yada ... special makeup effects crew: Tinsley Transfers Inc.
Sean Kenney ... lens technician (uncredited)

Production Management

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Stephen A. Marinaccio II ... unit production manager
Issa Sawaqed ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Matthew J. Clark ... first assistant director
Tamir Naber ... second second assistant director
Trevor Puckle ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Rime Al-Jabr ... scenic artist
Amin Charif El Masri ... set dresser
Sana Hashem ... on-set scenic
Fida Ibrahim ... on-set scenic
Sana'a Jaber ... assistant property master
Samy Keilani ... construction coordinator
Karim Kheir ... assistant property master
Emad Al Muhtaseb ... set dresser
Rima Najdi ... set dresser
Fadi Omeish ... picture cars
Zeina Soufan ... scenic
Mona Sultan ... art department coordinator/graphic designer
Samir Zaidan ... scenic artist
Nasser Zoubi ... property master

Sound Department

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David Barnaby ... supervising sound designer
Dennis Baxter ... sound
Ethan Beigel ... adr mixer / re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Evan Beigel ... sound editor / sound effects editor
Joel D. Catalan ... sound editorial assistant (as Joel Catalan)
Mark Hensley ... re-recording mixer
Matt Hovland ... walla mixer
Melissa Kennelly ... foley artist
Shawn Kennelly ... foley mixer
Iván Mayoral ... sound mixer: Spanish dialogue
Baha Othman ... boom operator
Sarah Payan ... dialogue editor
Durand Trench ... foley editor

Special Effects by

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Diane Woodhouse ... special effects shop coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Christopher C. Brown ... data manager
Dave Dean ... digital compositor
Christopher Dusendschon ... digital imaging supervisor: iO FILM
Martin Hesselink ... visual effects artist
Michael Kowalski ... visual effects supervisor: Soho VFX
Paul Lemeshko ... visual effects artist
Erwin Lievre ... digital compositor
Derick Loo ... visual effects artist: Soho VFX
Allan Magled ... visual effects supervisor: Soho VFX
Ciaran O'Connor ... digital compositor: Soho VFX
Mihaela Orzea ... lead compositor: Soho VFX
David Rose ... digital compositor: Soho VFX
Frankie Stellato ... animator: SohoVFX
Sarah Swick ... production coordinator: Soho VFX
David Van Woert ... titles

Stunts

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Ian Eyre ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Hosni Al Baqa ... lighting technician
Sasha Proctor ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Peter Wilke ... camera operator: "a" camera

Animation Department

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Lee McNair ... senior animator

Casting Department

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Lara Atalla ... casting: Jordan
Patty Connolly ... adr voice casting (as Patty Majorczak-Connolly)
George Naouri ... casting assistant
Mark Sussman ... adr voice casting
Lisa Zagoria ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Kathryn L. Bucher ... costumer
Phaedra Dahdaleh ... wardrobe textile artist
Karma Hijjawi ... costume buyer
Abd Elfattah Rayyan ... costume assistant
Sierra Robinson ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Jamal Al Adwan ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Jeff Carson ... music editor
Sussan Deyhim ... musician / vocalist
Jim Harrison ... music editor
Kevin Kaska ... orchestrator
Melanie Mullens Hoyson ... score production supervisor
Steve Salani ... music scoring engineer
Michael Stern ... music recording engineer
Frank Bennett ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Brad Dechter ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Don Nemitz ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Nathaniel Albro ... intern
Heather Askew ... script supervisor
Harry S. Boileau ... data capture assistant
Christopher C. Brown ... data manager
Jeff Brue ... technical advisor
Otto Burnham ... data manager
Carolyn Burns ... production executive
Todd Burns ... production attorney
Fahim Fazli ... adr voice
Laura Fearon ... production accountant
Jennifer Haire ... production coordinator
Amna Al Hawaj ... production assistant
Dr. Diane Howard ... interviewer: journalist (as Diane Howard)
Andrew Hyatt ... creative executive
Soraya Kelley ... voice
Roman Kopelevich ... sales agent
Jordan Melograna ... production assistant
Josh Rader ... development executive
Joanna Repsold ... assistant to producer
Jessica Shannon ... production accountant
Steven E. Simon ... assistant to the upm
Wayne Tidwell ... data capture engineer

Thanks

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Fred Foote ... thanks
Paul Kampf ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines When a deadly conspiracy became a shameful cover-up, one witness refused to be silent. See more »
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Also Known As
  • La Lapidation de Soraya M. (France)
  • La verdad de Soraya M. (Spain)
  • Забивание камнями Сорайи М. (Russia)
  • El Secreto de Soraya (Mexico)
  • Soraya M. (Denmark)
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Runtime
  • 114 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $115,053, 28 Jun 2009

Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections Featured in The Hurt Locker/My Sister's Keeper/Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009). See more »
Soundtracks Bandari See more »
Quotes Ebrahim: [instructing Soyara] When a man accuses his wife, she must prove her innocence. That is the law. On the other hand, if a wife accuses her husband, she must prove his guilt. Do you understand?
Zahra: [to Ebrahim] Yes, it's clear, all women are guilty, and all men are innocent. Correct.
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