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PG-13| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
Based on Satrapi's graphic novel about her life in pre and post-revolutionary Iran and then in Europe. The film traces Satrapi's growth from child to rebellious, punk-loving teenager in Iran. In the background are the growing tensions of the political climate in Iran in the 70s and 80s, with members of her liberal-leaning family detained and then executed, and the background of the disastrous Iran/Iraq war.

Cast: Chiara Mastroianni , Catherine Deneuve , Danielle Darrieux , Simon Abkarian ,

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud , Marjane Satrapi

Genres: Drama, Animated

Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

Persepolis (2007)

Release Date: December 25th, 2007|1 hr. 35 min.

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  • May 22, 2008 rtico
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    This story needs to be heard, seen and felt by everyone.It is both very serious and yet has plenty of genuinely funny scenes as well (what film was the Washington Post watching?!). Everyone I was with seemed to get the full range from awe at the artistic work to the depth of the agony of human fragility and strengths in the face of political and religious manipulations as well as the joys in life we're more likely to have experienced.The message of Family is so strong that to call it a family-film, in my opinion, should almost be a requirement.Finally, the film goes-the-distance to deeply humanize the consequences of geopolitics which are so often held at a distance in the vast majority of our experiences and having done it so well deserves the highest praise!

  • May 22, 2008 jdlewis60
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    This is an over-blown movie made to appeal to the self serving type of personality, who will walk away from this movie feeling more intelligent than the rest of the world. My take is that although the subject is great, the medium used during this movie was self indulgent and silly. Wait and see if it comes out on network TV for free, do not waste a dime.

  • May 22, 2008 boygenius551
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    bad movie did not like

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