The Stoning of Soraya M.

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  • A Statement Against Islamic Fundamentalism and Stoning Makes for Compelling Viewing

    Jul 30, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Emotional true story, perfectly directed, brilliant lead from Aghdashloo
    Cons: The stoning is tough to watch

    Summary: In 1986, a French journalist was traveling through Iran, reporting on the recently formed (7 year old) Islamic government. When his car breaks down, he’s forced to spend the day in a remote village. He’s approached by a woman who urges him to ... read more

  • A Violently Passionate Tale of Culture and Abuse

    May 15, 2012 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderful symbolism, scenes, and use of props
    Focus on women's rights and women's abuse
    Cons: A bit long

    Summary: This movie is not for the faint at heart. The film follows a U.S. journalist who comes upon a Middle Eastern town and hears the story of a woman stoned to death because of her husband's lust and greed. The woman who witnessed all of it tells the ... read more

  • The Stoning of Soraya- A stunning Revelation

    Apr 2, 2012 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Very realistic, intense story,Director has excellent treatment, The best true to life story yet
    Cons: You'll not like the film if you are guilty of stoning someone to death

    Summary: The Stoning of Soraya is a must see movie. It is an eye-opening story. It was perfectly weaved to its cast and cinematography. The stone will surely hit your heart as the film depicts the pangs of reality. This is not a feel good movie but you will feel ... read more

  • Soroya M. and the tragedy of truth

    Oct 17, 2010 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: The layers of characters and the tragedy of gender make this a beautiful experience. 
    Cons: I would say to take away some of the brutality of the final minutes. 

    Summary: To say something is sad is indulgent, but I suppose that depends on where your mind is. If your mind is squirming to the tune of blood and honesty pervading your television screens, then I suppose this indulgence is more selfless. This is me last night ... read more

  • Death is Only a Stone's Throw Away

    Jun 20, 2009 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It is an education.
    Cons: The stoning scenes were prolonged for theatrical effect.  The victim would be unconscious sooner.

    Summary: On Wednesdayl June 17, 2009 The U. S. Helsinki Commission presented a preview screening of documentary type film, "The Stoning of Soraya M"at the Capitol Visitor Center.  Before the film was presented FilmDirector, Cyrus Mowrasteh spoke briefly ... read more

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