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Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi

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About the Movie

The coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution. We meet nine-year-old Marjane when the fundamentalists first take power, forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. The story then follows her as she cleverly outsmarts the "social guardians" and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden, while living with the terror of government persecution and the Iran/Iraq war. Then Marjane's journey moves on to Austria where, as a teenager, her parents send her to school in fear for her safety and she has to combat being equated with the religious fundamentalism and extremism she fled her country to escape. Marjane eventually gains acceptance in Europe, but finds herself alone and horribly homesick, and returns to Iran to be with her family, though it means putting on the veil and living in a tyrannical society. After a difficult period of adjustment, she enters art school and marries, continuing to speak out against the hypocrisy she witnesses. At age twenty-four, she realizes that while she is deeply Iranian, she cannot live in Iran. She then makes the heartbreaking decision to leave her homeland for France, optimistic about her future, shaped indelibly by her past.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 153
  • Fresh: 147
  • Rotten: 6
  • Average Rating: 8.1/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The movie sparkles with witty self-awareness. – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: It's a mind-blower. – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, Apr 12, 2013

Fresh: An exuberant autobiographical film and dark-horse contender for an animated feature Oscar. – Tom Charity,, Jul 13, 2010

Fresh: It's striking how much emotion Satrapi is able to convey through these blocky drawings, which are simple but powerfully chosen. – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle, Jul 13, 2010

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Foreign
  • Released: 2007

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