The Stoning of Soraya M.

October 9th, 2009







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Plot
A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra...

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 7.8/10 (5,866 voted)

Critic's Score: 50/100

Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh

Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jim Caviezel, Mozhan Marnò

Storyline
A drama set in 1986 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 arranged marriage to an abusive tyrant had a tragic ending.

Writers: Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh, Cyrus Nowrasteh

Cast:
Shohreh Aghdashloo - Zahra
Mozhan Marnò - Soraya M.
Jim Caviezel - Freidoune Sahebjam
Navid Negahban - Ali
Ali Pourtash - Mullah
David Diaan - Ebrahim
Parviz Sayyad - Hashem
Vida Ghahremani - Mrs. Massoud
Vachik Mangassarian - 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

Taglines: When a deadly conspiracy became a shameful cover-up One witness refused to be silent.



Details

Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 9 October 2009

Opening Weekend: $115,053 (USA) (28 June 2009) (27 Screens)

Gross: $651,542 (USA) (8 November 2009)



Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:  | Argentina:



Did You Know?

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.

Quotes:
[first lines]
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



User Review

A must-see film...

Rating: 9/10

Saw this film recently at a special "pre-screening". The Stoning of Soraya M. is one of the few movies you will vividly remember to your dying day. It is almost unwatchable, yet you can't take your eyes off the screen. To think that women are still going through this today, creates a sense of obligation to see this movie. I can't stop thinking about all the women who encounter this type of injustice around the globe. Shohreh's performance is stunning and she surely deserves an Oscar nomination. She literally has pages of written text on her face, in one glance she communicates so much. Though tough to watch at places, I don't think it any different then the senseless violence in summer blockbusters and horror films. This film is a testament to the hundreds of thousand of voiceless women around the work.









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