The Stoning of Soraya M.


The Stoning of Soraya M.
Based on a true incident which lead to a best-selling book, this is the tale of a woman falsely accused of adultry in Iran soon after liberation. Her husband had his eye on a teenager and needed to get rid of his wife. We follow developments as others in the village are sucked into the plot leading to the tragic murder of Soraya. Warning: not for the faint of heart.

112 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence).
Crime, Drama, On the art circuit
I do not deserve this...
I do not deserve this...

Credits

Cast
Shohreh Aghdashloo, Mozhan Marnò, James Caviezel, Navid Negahbanm, Ali Pourtash, David Diaan, Parviz Sayyad, Vida Ghahremani, Vachik Mangassarian
Director
Cyrus Nowrasteh
ScreenplayBetsy Giffen Noweasteh, Cyrus Nowrasteh, from the book by Freidoune Sahebjam
MusicJohn Debney
CinematographyJoel Ransom
EditingDavid Handman, Geoffrey Rowland
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2008
Produced byFallen Films, Mpower Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageStrong, impactful, occasional
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceStrong, graphic, gory, bloody, prolonged.
PrejudiceHistorical prejudice against women is displayed
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconExposes brutality of the worst kind
10
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote icon'n Moet sien fliek
15
Bollywood
Mark Keizer quote iconPolitical but potent in its potential use
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconThe Stoning of Soraya M. has such a powerful stoning sequence that I recommend it if only for its brutal ideological message
15
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman
5
Metacritic.com
20 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
59 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconThe Stoning of Soraya M. nearly transcends its deficiencies through the sheer strength of its subject material, but ultimately drowns out its message with an inappropriately heavy-handed approach.
11

What the People say

Internet
563 Netizens quote iconThe brutality of The Stoning moved me to tears.
16

Average .. 57%

11

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