» Reviews: The Stoning of Soraya M.

Nathan Schwartz

|    Friday, March 26, 2010

  • Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh
  • Producer: Stephen McEveety, John Shepherd, Todd Burns
  • Writer: Novel: Freidoune Sahebjam – Screenplay: Betsy Giffen Nowrasteh, Cyrus Nowrasteh
  • Starring: Mozhan Marnò, Shohreh Aghdashloo, James Caviezel
  • Distributor: Mpower Pictures
  • Running Time: 116 min
  • Rating: R
  • Genre: Drama

Aside from Jim Caviezel’s poor French accent, The Stoning of Soraya M. was incredibly powerful and moving. As the title says, this movie is about the true story of the stoning of Soraya, who was falsely accused of cheating on her husband. I should warn you that if you don’t have a heart of stone, you won’t be able to sit through this. It is gruesome, but it’s wonderfully done. The cinematography and the music deliver a potent and superb panoply of the disturbingly vicious side effects of religion. If you can stomach it, I urge you to watch it.

Verdict: Rent It

 

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