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Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2008].


General Note
Based on the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi.
General Note
Special features: The hidden side of Persepolis ; Behind the scenes of Persepolis ; 2007 Cannes Film Festival press conference ; animated scene comparisions with commentary by Marjane Satrapi ; commentary on select scenes by Marjane Satrapi, Vincent Paronnaud and Chiara Mastroianni.
Creation/Production Credits
Artistic director, Marc Jousset ; photography, François Girard ; production designer, Marisa Musy ; editors, Stéphane Roche, François Nabos ; music, Olivier Bernet.
Voices: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian, Gabrielle Lopes, François Jérosme, Arié Elmalah, Mathias Mlekuz.
English language version featuring the voices of: Chiara Mastroianni, Sean Penn, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Iggy Pop.
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.
System Details
DVD format, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital.
French or dubbed English dialogue, English or Spanish subtitles.
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).

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