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The Stoning of Soraya M.

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Original title
The Stoning of Soraya M.
Year
Running time
116 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Cyrus Nowrasteh, Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh (Book: Freidoune Sahebjam)
Music
John Debney
Cinematography
Joel Ransom
Cast
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Producer
Mpower Distribution
Genre
Drama | Based On A True Story. Social Drama. 1980s. Religion. Independent Film (US)
Official Site
http://www.thestoning.com/
Synopsis / Plot
Stranded in a remote Iranian village, a French journalist is approached by Zahra, a woman who has a harrowing tale to tell about her niece, Soraya, and the bloody circumstances of her death the day before... As the journalist turns on his tape recorder, Zahra takes us back to the beginning of her story which involves Soraya's husband, the local phony mullah, and a town all too easily led down a path of deceit, coercion, and hysteria. The women, stripped of all rights and without recourse, nobly confront the overwhelming desires of corrupt men who use and abuse their authority to condemn Soraya, an innocent but inconvenient wife, to an unjust and torturous death.

A shocking and true drama, it exposes the dark power of mob rule, uncivil law, and the utter lack of human rights for women. The last and only hope for some measure of justice lies in the hands of the journalist who must escape with the story -- and his life -- so the world will know.
Awards
2009: Satellite Awards: Best Actress - Drama (Shohreh Aghdashloo)
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