The Stoning of Soraya M.


1h 56m 2009

Brief Synopsis

Stranded in a remote Iranian village, Sahebjam is approached by Zahra, a woman with a harrowing tale to tell about her niece, Soraya, and the bloody circumstances of her death just one day before. Her shocking story exposes the dark power of mob rule, uncivil law, and the utter lack of human rights

Film Details

Also Known As
Stoning of Soraya M., lapidation de Soraya M.
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Front Row Filmed Entertainment (UAE); Nu-Metro; Scanbox Entertainment
Distribution Company
Mpower Pictures/Roadside Attractions; Lionsgate; Medyavizyon; Roadside Attractions

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

Synopsis

Stranded in a remote Iranian village, Sahebjam is approached by Zahra, a woman with a harrowing tale to tell about her niece, Soraya, and the bloody circumstances of her death just one day before. Her shocking story exposes the dark power of mob rule, uncivil law, and the utter lack of human rights for women under Islamic law. Her 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 whole world will know.

Film Details

Also Known As
Stoning of Soraya M., lapidation de Soraya M.
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Front Row Filmed Entertainment (UAE); Nu-Metro; Scanbox Entertainment
Distribution Company
Mpower Pictures/Roadside Attractions; Lionsgate; Medyavizyon; Roadside Attractions

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 56m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2009 Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama (Shohreh Aghdashloo) by the International Press Academy (IPA).

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival.

Limited Release in United States June 26, 2009

Released in United States Summer June 26, 2009

Released in United States on Video March 9, 2010

Released in United States June 2009

Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (Selections from Our Guest Artists) June 18-28, 2009.

Based on the book "The Stoning of Soraya M." by Freidoune Sahebjam; published by Arcade Publishing January 14, 1994.

Feature directorial debut for Cyrus Nowrasteh.

Limited Release in United States June 26, 2009

Released in United States Summer June 26, 2009

Released in United States on Video March 9, 2010

Released in United States June 2009 (Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (Selections from Our Guest Artists) June 18-28, 2009.)