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The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)

Drama | 116 minutes
3,86 297 votes

Genre: Drama

Duration: 116 minuten

Country: United States

Directed by: Cyrus Nowrasteh

Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Mozhan Marnò and Jim Caviezel

IMDb score: 7,9 (21.919)

Releasedate: 26 June 2009

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The Stoning of Soraya M. plot

"When a deadly conspiracy became a shameful cover-up One witness refused to be silent"

After having a car breakdown, French journalist Sahebjam ends up in a remote Iranian village, where Zahra tells him about her niece. Soraya's husband, Ali wants to divorce her because he has fallen in love with a fourteen year old. Because Soraya refuses the divorce, Ali accuses her of adultery along with the local, corrupt mullah. There is no proof, but the population is easily convinced. The innocent Soraya is stoned. Zahra's account makes it clear that the women are without rights. Her only hope for satisfaction is that Soraya's story reaches the outside world through the journalist.

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avatar van shanti

shanti

  • 33 messages
  • 62 votes

what a movie...I'm deeply moved by: soul, heart and body...I sincerely hope the world learns something from this barbaric ritual...IT MUST NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN...

latrat wrote:

Much more American than I expected. And of course you can't build up much tension with a title like that.

Too bad you make such a conversion..... that film touches so deeply that you are not involved with that kind of thought... Do I still have to remember that it really happened/happens.... Too bad

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avatar van Decec

Decec

  • 6639 messages
  • 8357 votes

A good strong drama film...

A true story...

A strong story...

Great acting...

Good background sound

(no Dolby Digital present)...

Good quality widescreen

(no HD present)...

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avatar van Noodless

Noodless

  • 9278 messages
  • 5861 votes

This movie did blow me away. I can still assume that this barbaric ritual and justice took place 2000 years ago. But the fact that two millennium later is still possible just makes me speechless and sad. Unbelievable how something like this can take place in modern times. This is not what your worst enemy would wish, not even an animal. The story itself is built up very patiently and the cast does a very good job. They all play their part believable. The location is also worth mentioning: a dusty remote Iranian village that is actually controlled by a few ruling, manipulating people full of selfishness and with pretend beliefs that have the population in its grip. And then when the story reaches its climax, this drama turns into a horror movie for a moment. Because this is pure horror! I thought you wouldn't see much of it, but nothing could be further from the truth. Elaborate, gory, horrifying. Drama of the purest kind ! 8.5/10

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