The Stoning of Soraya M. [DVD] [2008]

  • SKU: 9508008
  • Release Date: 03/09/2010
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

Special Features


  • Audio commentary with director and co-writer Cyrus Nowrasteh and co-writer Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh
  • Audio commentary with film/crew
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette: The making of the Stoning of Soraya M.
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


The Stoning of Soraya M.
Director Cyrus Nowrasteh teams with screenwriter Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh to illuminate the dangers of religious fundamentalism, gender apartheid, and mob rule with this fictionalized adaptation of Freidoune Sahebjam's best-selling novel centering on a true-life tragedy. The story takes place in 1986, just as Khomeini is coming into power in Iran. Undercover French journalist Freidoune Sahebjam (Jim Caviezel) is traveling though a small southwestern village when his car breaks down. Surrounded by strife but left with little choice other to wait until his car is repaired, the anxious Freidoune is soon approached by persistent local Zahra (Shohreh Aghdashloo), who convinces him to follow her into the courtyard behind her home. There, she reveals to him that she has just borne witness to a most heinous crime. Just the previous day, Zahra had watched the men or her town stone an innocent woman to death. That woman was Soraya (Mozhan Marnò), long-suffering wife of abusive tyrant Ali. Soraya wed Ali in an arranged marriage, never realizing the horrors that she and her children would endure under her husband's heavy hand. When Ali requested a divorce so that he would be free to marry a 14-year-old girl, Soraya boldly refused, knowing that she and the children would most certainly starve to death without a husband to support them. Ali was too poor to return Soraya's dowry as custom dictates in a divorce, but he found another way out of the marriage. Under Shariah law, adultery is a crime punishable by death if the accused is unable to prove her innocence. Scheming with the newly installed, counterfeit mullah, Ali accused his wife of adultery. In order to ensure that she had no chance of defending herself, he blackmailed several male villagers to testify on his behalf. A tribunal was quickly called, and Soraya's fate forever sealed. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Shohreh Aghdashloo
    Shohreh Aghdashloo - Zahra
  • Mozhan Marnò
    Mozhan Marnò - Soraya
  • James Caviezel
    James Caviezel - Freidoune Sahebjam
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    Bita Sheibani - Leila
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    Ali Pourtash - Mullah



Overall customer rating

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars with 3 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    THE STONING OF SORAYA MANUCHEHRI

    Posted
    FLY1

    Let me add a little bit and warn the Weak at heart not to watch this film either blu-ray or DVD. 1. THE VIOLENCE WAS BETWEEN 99 TO 110%. 2. THE ACTING WAS GOOD BUT HOW WOULD I KNOW SINCE THIS IS THE FIRST PERSIAN FILMM I HAVE SEEN SINCE I WAS 8! 3. THE ACTORS SPOKE PERSIAN FARSI, IRANIAN I LIKED THIS BUT NOW I AM SORRY FOR BUYING IT I MUST NOT SHOW THIS TO MY FATHER WHO WAS INTERESTED IN SEEING IT. 4. ON A FINAL NOTE THE ENTIRE FILM I SAW MOST WAS SLOW STARTING WITH THE LEAD LADY WAS NOT SORAYA BUT THE STORY AS WAS ABOUT HER SHE WAS A BEAUTY I HOPE SHE WINS AN IRANIANN OSCAR. I hated the Stoning due to the realness of the Blood forming on her head.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Availability only at Best Buy

    Posted
    Fran
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    I had looked at numerous places to find this video and only found it at Best Buy for the price I wanted to spend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good

    Posted
    teddyred

    This DVD will make people think of there present life today

    I would recommend this to a friend


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