The Stoning of Soraya M.

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  116 min.
Release Date: July 17, 2009 (limited)
DVD: March 9, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 4.45
based on 22 votes and 6 reviews
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Cast: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Mozhan Marnò, Navid Negahban, David Diann, Ali Pourtash, Vida Ghahremani, Vachik Mangassarian, Parviz Sayyad, Jim Caviezel

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Based on the 1994 best-selling book by Paris-based journalist Freidoune Sahebjam, The Stoning of Soraya M. relates the true story of Soraya (Mozhan Marno), a young Iranian woman who was falsely accused of adultery and subsequently buried to her waist and stoned to death by fellow villagers in 1986.

Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Stephen McEveety, John Shepherd
Screenplay: Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh, Cyrus Nowrasteh
Official Site: www.thestoning.com

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  • 5 stars "An excellent movie. Great story, well acted, very moving."
  • 4 stars ""just another movie depicting a muslim country as backwards and retarded, which is not the case. it may be true, but the bias in story telling was clear" Uh-huh. Isn't this the country that just blamed the women for the earthquake they just had. Oh yeah. They're not backwards or retarded at all."
  • 4 stars "An excellent movie that made me more appreciate the value of living in a relatively free society. What is even more important, is the fact that this freedom and justice apply to both men and and women in the country in which I live."