• The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)

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Release Date: June 26th, 2009

R|1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary
An Iranian woman (Shohreh Aghdashloo) tells a journalist (James Caviezel) about the unjust and brutal death of her innocent niece (Mozhan Marnò).

Cast: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jim Caviezel, Mozhan Marnò, Ali Pourtash, Navid Negahban, David Diaan, Parviz Sayyad, Vida Ghahremani

Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh

Genres: Drama

Distributors: Roadside Attractions

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  • The Stoning of Soraya M.”has such a powerful stoning sequence that I recommend it if only for its brutal ideological message. That the pitiful death of Soraya is followed by a false Hollywood upbeat ending involving tape recordings and silliness about a car that won't start is simply shameful. Nowrasteh, born in Colorado, attended the USC Film School. Is that what they teach there? show more

  • The last thing I want to do is represent The Stoning of Soraya M. as entertainment, summer or otherwise. This is classic tragedy in semimodern dress that means to horrify, and does so more successfully than any film in recent memory. show more

  • It's a powerful, shocking piece, and the denunciation of a system in which an accused woman has to prove her own innocence (while in the case of a man, his guilt has to be proven by others), is strong and clear and unforgettable. show more

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