The Stoning of Soraya M.October 9, 2009
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
Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jim Caviezel, Mozhan Marnò
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
Morteza Ramazani – Soraya's Father
Noor Al Taher
Haya Al Taher
When a deadly conspiracy became a shameful cover-up One witness refused to be silent.
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Release Date: 9 October 2009
Opening Weekend: $115,053
(28 June 2009)
(8 November 2009)
Did You Know?
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.
Don't act like the hypocrite, who thinks he can conceal his wiles while loudly quoting the Koran. – Hafez, 14th Century Iranian Poet
A must-see film…
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.