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Persepolis

Author: Marjane SatrapiVincent ParonnaudMarc-Antoine RobertXavier RigaultMarc JoussetAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2008]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Animation : FrenchView all editions and formats
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In 1970s Iran, Marjane "Marji" Satrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family. Their long dream is realized when the hated Shah is defeated in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, Marji grows up to witness first hand how the new Iran has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical
Women
Feature films
Foreign films
Animated films
Biographical films
Drama
Teatro
Named Person: Marjane Satrapi; Marjane Satrapi
Material Type: Animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Marjane Satrapi; Vincent Paronnaud; Marc-Antoine Robert; Xavier Rigault; Marc Jousset; François Girard; Marisa Musy; Stéphane Roche; Olivier Bernet; Chiara Mastroianni; Catherine Deneuve; Danielle Darrieux; Simon Abkarian; Gabrielle Lopes; François Jérosme; Arié Elmaleh; Mathias Mlekuz; Sean Penn; Gena Rowlands; Iggy Pop; 2.4.7. Films,; France 3 cinéma (Firm),; Kennedy/Marshall Company,; Franche Connection Animations (Firm),; Diaphana (Firm),; Celluloid Dreams (Firm),; Sony Pictures Classics (Firm),; Sofica Soficinema (Firm),; Sofica Europacorp (Firm),; Centre national de la cinématographie (France),; Île-de-France (France),; Fondation Groupama Gan pour le cinéma,; Procirep (Firm),; Angoa (Firm),; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm),
ISBN: 1424883148 9781424883141
OCLC Number: 216883958
Language Note: French or dubbed English dialogue, with optional English or Spanish subtitles.
Notes: Based on the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Credits: Artistic director, Marc Jousset ; photography, François Girard ; production designer, Marisa Musy ; editors, Stéphane Roche, François Nabos ; music, Olivier Bernet.
Cast: Voices: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian, Gabrielle Lopes, François Jérosme, Arié Elmalah, Mathias Mlekuz.
Performer(s): English language version featuring the voices of: Chiara Mastroianni, Sean Penn, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Iggy Pop.
Awards: Cannes Film Festival, 2007: Jury Prize (Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi).
César Awards, France, 2008: César - Best First Work (Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud); Best Writing - Adaptation (Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic material including violent images, sexual references, language and brief drug content.
Description: 1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1; Dolby Digital (5.1); 1.85:1 aspect ratio; anamorphic widescreen presentation.
Contents: Special features: "The hidden side of Persepolis" featurette --
"Behind the scenes of Persepoli " featurette --
2007 Cannes Film Festival Press Conference --
Animated scene comparisons with commentary by Marjane Satrapi --
Commentary on selected scenes by Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi, Chiara Mastroianni.
Other Titles: Persepolis (Motion picture)
Responsibility: 2.4.7. Films présente en coproduction avec France 3 Cinéma, the Kennedy/Marshall Company en coproduction avec Franche Connection Animations, Diaphana Distribution en association avec Celluloid Dreams, Sony Pictures Classics, Sofica Soficinema et Sofica Europacorp avec la participation du Centre National de la Cinématographie, de la Région Île-de-France, de la Fondation Groupama Gan pour le Cinéma, de la Procirep et de L'angoa ; d'après l'oeuvre originale de Marjane Satrapi ; produit par Marc-Antoine Robert et Xavier Rigault ; un film de Marjane Satrapi et Vincent Paronnaud.

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In 1970s Iran, Marjane "Marji" Satrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family. Their long dream is realized when the hated Shah is defeated in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. Now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, Marji grows up to witness first hand how the new Iran 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. This change proves an equally difficult trial for Marji as she finds 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 her homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs.

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