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The Stoning of Soraya M., 2008

The Stoning of Soraya M.
Directed by: Cyrus Nowrasteh
Written by: Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh
Language:  Persian, English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  116 min
MPAA Rating:  R
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The Stoning of Soraya M. can be described as contemplative, emotional, and gloomy. The plot revolves around discrimination, a tragic hero, and witnessing a crime. The main genres are drama and period. In approach, The Stoning of Soraya M. is serious and realistic. It is set, at least in part, in a village. It is located in Iran. The Stoning of Soraya M. takes place in the 1980s. It is originally a true story and based on a book. The movie has received attention for being controversial. Note that The Stoning of Soraya M. involves profanity and violent content.

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Shohreh Aghdashloo and Jim Caviezel star in this drama that reveals a harsh true story. Based on the... more

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Language: Persian, English
Country: USA
Release date: 17 December 2009
Runtime: 116 min

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Shohreh Aghdashloo Shohreh Aghdashloo As Zahra
Mozhan Marnò Mozhan Marnò As Soraya M.
Jim Caviezel Jim Caviezel As Freidoune
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Also, regarding the stoning scene...
The stoning scene in the film seems to have a very "love it or hate it" vibe (after all, a film about women's rights set in Iran is bound to be controversial by its very nature). Some have complained that it was too drawn out, but I personally felt...
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06.January.2011 |  by: mrsantichrist
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Unpolished and a bit heavy-handed, but not without merit.
While the movie does resort to several overused cliches, amateurism and melodrama that can make it frustrating to watch in some parts, the overall film is still worth watching. Please note that, as another viewer mentioned, this film should NOT be...
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06.January.2011 |  by: mrsantichrist
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mrsantichrist rated this title
First and foremost, this movie is NOT about Islam. This movie should not be used as justification for certain self-righteous Christians who like to think they're so much better than "those people" because they don't behave like this--anymore. This...
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07.August.2010 |  by: celticthistle
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celticthistle rated this title
This cannot be watched instantly. The audio is not working, particularly the dialogue. I hope this can be corrected. The picture looked excellent. Other reviewers have expressed the same observations.
15.March.2010 |  by: Dan Hunter
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