Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2008.
1 videodisc (95 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1.
Includes original French and dubbed English language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish.
Voices: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Danielle Darrieux, Simon Abkarian, Gabrielle Lopes, François Jerosme, Arié Elmalah, Mathias Mlekuz.
Producers, Xavier Rigault, Marc-Antoine Robert ; screenplay, Vincent Paronnaud ; comic & screenplay, Marjane Satrapi ; directors, Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi ; editor, Stéphane Roche ; music, Olivier Bernet.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2007.
Based on the graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi.
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)
MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic material including violent images, sexual references, language and brief drug content.
In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi 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 witnesses 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 and 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.
Special features: The hidden side of Persepolis ; Cannes press conference ; animated scenes comparison with commentary ; commentaries on select scenes.
Persepolis (Motion picture)
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