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
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 »
Maziar Bahari was in prison for over three months but neither his hair or facial hair changes in length. See more »
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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Rosewater is a thought provoking film about Canadian/Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari who is detained by Iranian secret services and is subtly interrogated under suspicion that he is a spy. I have seen it described as torture but it's quite clear he wasn't really physically tortured , arguably he was mentally . Directed by The Daily Show's , Jon Stewart . This is more about how social networking and modern forms of communication are bigger than dictatorships and how that when the word is spread it , people just can't disappear which would have happened previously. Some great performances from Gael García Bernal and Kim Bodnia make this a really good film. 7 out of 10
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