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Summary: In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study for a better life. However, this change proves an equally difficult trial with the young woman finding herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs.
Runtime: 96 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material including violent images, sexual references, language and brief drug content.
Production: Sony Pictures Classics
Genres: Biography, Drama, War, Animation
Countries: USA, France
Languages: English, German, French, Persian
Home Release Date: Jun 24, 2008
Director Credit
Marjane Satrapi Director
Vincent Paronnaud Director
Writer Credit
Marjane Satrapi Comic
Vincent Paronnaud Scenario
Principal Cast Credit
Catherine Deneuve Mrs. Satrapi - Marjane's Mother
Chiara Mastroianni Marjane 'Marji' Satrapi, As A Teenager And A Woman
Cast Credit
Amethyste Frezignac Marjane As A Child
Arié Elmaleh Cast
Danielle Darrieux Marjane's Grandmother
François Jerosme Uncle Anouche
Gabrielle Lopes Benites Marjane As A Child
Jean-François Gallotte Cast
Lexie Kendrick Cast
Mathias Mlekuz Cast
Sean Penn Mr. Satrapi - Marjane's Father
Simon Abkarian Mr. Satrapi - Marjane's Father
Sophie Arthuys Cast
Stéphane Foenkinos Cast
Tilly Mandelbrot Lali
Producer Credit
Kathleen Kennedy Executive Producer
Marc Jousset Executive Producer
Marc-Antoine Robert Producer
Tara Grace Co-Producer
Vitaliy Versace Executive Producer
Xavier Rigault Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: