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Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari is detained by Iranian forces who brutally interrogate him under suspicion that he is a spy.

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Maziar Bahari
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Javadi (Rosewater)
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Davood
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Baba Akbar
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Moloojoon
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Maryam
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Paola
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Alireza
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Haj Agha
Kambiz Hosseini ...
Hassan
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Rahim
Ayman Sharaiha ...
Blue-Eyed Seyyed
Zeid Kattan ...
Seyyed
Ali Elayan ...
Channel One State TV Interviewer
Nidal Ali ...
Prison Soundsman
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Prison Barber (as Alex Claus)
Firas Fanni ...
Another Prisoner
Alaadin Khasawneh ...
Prison Guard
Hamid Masri ...
Admission Guard #1
Wissam Tobaileh ...
Admission Guard #2
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Abdul
Manar Mughrabi ...
Female Agent
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Hamid
Mohammad Abdel Raheem ...
Cyrus
Manaf Irani ...
Avid Debate Watcher
Mohammad Sami ...
Teenage Boy
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Maziar's Producer
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Jimmy the Avid Editor
Lindsey Hilsum ...
Self
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Field Producer
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Jason Jones
Jonathan Hopper ...
Young Rosewater
Bassam Hanna ...
Rosewater's Father
Nafisa Ghazi ...
Rosewater's Mother
Hassan Sha'er ...
1980 Prison Warden
Ahmad Massad ...
Tavab
Hamza Muhaisen ...
Young Maziar
Saif Goussous ...
Polling Station Policeman
Ali Hussein ...
Maziar's Newborn Daughter
Saro Karaoghlanian ...
Maziar's Friend
Hannah Douglass ...
Flight Attendant (as Hannah Douglas)
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Shah's Guard
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Mohammad Nizar ...
Cyrus
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Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Prisoner (uncredited) (voice)
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Newscaster (uncredited)
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Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Prisoner (uncredited)
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Business Man (uncredited)
John Ressos ...
Seyeed (uncredited)
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Protestor (uncredited)
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Self (uncredited)
Laith Soudani ...
House party guest (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jon Stewart

Written by

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Jon Stewart ... (screenplay)
 
Maziar Bahari ... (book "Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival") and
Aimee Molloy ... (book "Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival")

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Eli Bush ... executive producer
Stacy Calabrese ... executive of creative development: Oddlot Entertainment (as Stacey Keppler)
Catherine Farrell ... associate producer
Chris McShane ... executive producer
Gigi Pritzker ... producer
Scott Rudin ... producer
Jason Sack ... associate producer
Jason Shrier ... associate producer
Jon Stewart ... producer
Will Weiske ... co-producer
Lila Yacoub ... executive producer
Atilla Salih Yücer ... associate producer

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Howard Shore

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Bobby Bukowski ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jay Rabinowitz

Editorial Department

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Baha' Al-Hussein ... assistant editor
Matt Breitenbach ... on-line editor
Andrew Geary ... additional colorist
Nick Monton ... head of production: Company 3
Rhonda L. Moore ... digital intermediate producer
Ewelina Nietupska ... digital intermediate color assist
Megan Pollin ... post-production assistant
Tom Poole ... senior colorist
Mike Selemon ... associate editor
Pete Conlin ... post production (uncredited)
Heather Goodwillie ... post production (uncredited)
Jonathan Hoffman ... post production (uncredited)

Casting By

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Lara Atalla
Jina Jay
Debra Zane

Production Design by

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Gerald Sullivan

Art Direction by

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Samy Keilani

Set Decoration by

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Karim Kheir
Nasser Zoubi ... key set decorator

Costume Design by

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Phaedra Dahdaleh

Makeup Department

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Farah Jadaane ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Jamal Al Adwan ... unit manager
Diala Al Raie ... assistant production manager
Gavin J. Behrman ... production supervisor
Danielle Blumstein ... production supervisor additional photography
Catherine Farrell ... post-production supervisor
Fuad Khalil ... production manager
Will Weiske ... unit production manager
Suzie F. Wiesmann ... unit production manager

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Tarik Afifi ... third assistant director
Hazem Alagha ... assistant director PA
Henry Jay Gordon ... third assistant director: UK
K.K. Hareb ... second second assistant director
Alex Kaye-Besley ... second assistant director UK
Mohammad Kloob ... production assistant
Mohammed-Karim Shehabi ... third assistant director: day player
Kamen Velkovsky ... second assistant director
Atilla Salih Yücer ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Anas Balawi ... property master
Tiffany M. Carpenter ... graphic designer
Ibrahim Daoud ... set dresser
Sasha Doghjouqa ... props
Amna Al Hawaj ... art department coordinator
Sam Khoubrouy Pak ... assistant art director
Bradley Rubenstein ... camera scenic: New York
Farah Salah ... art coordinator
Samir Zaidan ... construction manager

Sound Department

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Wolfgang Beck ... a.d.r. recordist
Josh Berger ... assistant re-recording mixer
Rachel Chancey ... foley supervisor
Ian Cymore ... adr engineer (as Ian Gaffney-Rosenfeld)
Lee Dichter ... re-recording mixer
Heather Gross ... foley editor
Matthew Haasch ... foley mixer
Falah Hannoun ... sound recordist
Eric Hirsch ... sound effects editor
Bobby Johanson ... adr mixer
Dave Paterson ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Jay Peck ... foley artist
Mary Ellen Porto ... dialogue/adr supervisor
Michael Rivera ... adr recordist
Ric Schnupp ... adr recordist
Fadi Shehadeh ... boom operator
Andy Stallabrass ... adr mixer

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Laura J. Hill ... digital compositor: east side effects
Michael Huber ... visual effects supervisor
Alex Lemke ... visual effects supervisor
Alex Ling ... digital compositor
Jesse Spielman ... digital compositor
Min Tesch ... visual effects supervisor

Stunts

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Larry Nuñez ... stunt player
Peter Pedrero ... stunt coordinator
Manny Siverio ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Yousef Abed Alnabi ... dailies technician
Shereen Baddour ... assistant camera
Hosni Al Baqa ... best boy gaffer / gaffer
Michael J. Burke ... first assistant camera (as Mike J. Burke)
John Busch ... b cam operator
Kristin Davis ... data manager: UK
Roger Eaton ... BTS Cinematographer
Wick Finch ... gaffer: uk
Qusai Harb ... best boy: grip
Qais Karadsheh ... data manager: jordan
Iain MacKay ... Steadicam operator: UK (as Iain Mackay)
Laith Majali ... still photographer
Tanya Marar ... second assistant camera
Michael Miroshnik ... first assistant camera (second unit) (as Miroshnik Michael)
Yazan Najem ... gaffer (as Yazan Abu Nijem)
Said Najmi ... first assistant camera: second unit
Khaleel Qopti ... lighting technician
David Stragmeister ... camera operator
Aabid Youssef ... d.i.t.: technician

Casting Department

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Adel Akkad ... casting assistant
Olivia Brittain ... casting assistant
Adam DeLisi ... casting
Debbie DeLisi ... casting
Rachel Desmarest ... casting: France
Dann Fink ... adr voice casting
Alaadin Khasawneh ... casting associate
Mohammad Kloob ... extras casting
Shayna Markowitz ... casting associate
Bruce Winant ... adr voice casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Alaa Johary ... costume assistant
Farah Karouta ... costume assistant
Abdo Rayyan ... costume supervisor
Zeina Soufan ... key costumer on

Location Management

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Jamal Al Adwan ... location scout
Saeb Abul Ragheb ... location manager
Adam Richards ... location manager

Music Department

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25 Band ... composer: additional music
Amy Baer ... music preparation
Jon Banks ... santoor
Chad Birmingham ... music editor
Paul Clarvis ... percussion
Linda Cohen ... music supervisor
Alan Frey ... music production coordinator
Stuart Hall ... musician: ney / oud
Jan Hendrickse ... flute music
Sina Mafee ... musician
Arash Moradi ... flute: tambour
Sam Okell ... mixed by / scoring mixer
Ouf ... performer: additional music
Frank Ricotti ... percussion
Martin Robertson ... duduk
Sina Sae ... musician
James Sizemore ... composer: additional music / score producer
Sonia Slany ... musician: kamancha
Tik Taak ... composer: additional music
David Torn ... electric guitar

Script and Continuity Department

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Mary Bailey ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Peter Williams ... transportation coordinator

Additional Crew

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Yasmeen Abunuwar ... unit manager
Raya Aburub ... on-call PA
Nada Atieh ... assistant production coordinator
Randall Balsmeyer ... title designer
Sahar Bibiyan ... adr voice
Daniel Blewett ... production assistant: uk
Dave Booys ... production assistant
Soraya Broukhim ... adr voice
Siham Butakmani ... international marketing & publicity
Alana Crow ... additional legal services
Chas Dabby ... travel agent
Annie Gaudet ... Post Production Accountant
Simon Gibson ... mastered by
Colin Greten ... assistant: Scott Rudin
Majd Hanna ... assistant production accountant
Michael Craig Hillman ... text translation
Hussen Ibraheem ... production assistant
Rachel Jablin ... post-production coordinator
Tom Just ... manager, business & legal affairs: oddlot
Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak ... text translation
Ruba Kharuf ... production accountant
Richard Klein ... security consultant: McLarty Media
Qais Masadeh ... production assistant
Aaron Michiel ... executive vice president: business & legal affairs; OddLot Entertainment
Nahid Mozzaffari ... poetry
Diego Daniel Pardo ... dialect coach
Natalya Petrosova ... EVP: Oddlot Entertainment
Anas Rawashdeh ... additional production assistant
Charles K. Redlinger ... consultant
Deborah Ricketts ... stock footage researcher
Dan Sarrow ... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Tareq Shuqom ... production assistant / production runner
Mahyad Tousi ... consultant
Christopher Verone ... production staff
Ben Vokes ... set pa
Alexandra Williamson ... adr voice
Dan Worth ... key runner

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Plot Summary

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 (1996) was used as evidence that Maziar was a spy and in communication with the American government and the CIA. Written by abivians

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Also Known As
  • Άρωμα ελευθερίας (Greece)
  • Secuestro brutal (Chile)
  • 118 Dias (Brazil)
  • 叛諜風暴 (Taiwan)
  • Розовая вода (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 103 min
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Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $1,154,303, 30 Jan 2015

Did You Know?

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Trivia Maziar Bahari was imprisoned, interrogated, and beaten in Iran for 118 days in 2009 on charges that he was attempting to stage the overthrow of the Iranian government. One of the pieces of "evidence" that Bahari's Iranian captors held against him as proof of his guilt was footage from a segment on The Daily Show (1996) in which he was interviewed by Jason Jones pretending to be a spy. During the sketch, Bahari called Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, an "idiot". After he was released, Bahari was interviewed on "The Daily Show" by Jon Stewart, who discussed the role that the show had (inadvertently) played in his imprisonment. Stewart and Bahari became friendly, and Stewart decided to adapt Bahari's 2011 book "Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity and Survival" (co-written with Aimee Molloy) into a screenplay. See more »
Goofs Maziar Bahari was in prison for over three months but neither his hair or facial hair changes in length. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Anne Hathaway/Gael García Bernal/Madison Bumgarner/Stevie Nicks (2014). See more »
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Quotes [last lines]
Maziar Bahari: [narrating] Finally, I was free. But my joy is tempered by those I left behind. People who did not have the advantage of international attention. Country men and women whose only crime against the state is not believing in its perfection. And the acolytes, those without imagination, those who even in my confinement were more alone and afraid than I. Because in their hearts, they know they cannot win.
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