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Rosewater (2014)

Rosewater

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

November 14, 2014 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

103 min.

Studio

Open Road Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Jon Stewart

Producer

Scott Rudin, Jon Stewart, Gigi Pritzker

Screenwriter

Jon Stewart

Starring

Story


"Rosewater" follows the Tehran-born Bahari, a 42-year-old broadcast journalist with Canadian citizenship living in London. In June 2009, Bahari returned to Iran to interview Mir-Hossein Moussavi, who was the prime challenger to controversial incumbent president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. As Moussavi's supporters rose up to protest Ahmadinejad's victory declaration hours before the polls closed on election day, Bahari endured great personal risk by submitting camera footage of the unfolding street riots to the BBC. Bahari was soon arrested by Revolutionary Guard police, led by a man identifying himself only as "Rosewater," who proceeded to torture and interrogate the journalist over the next 118 days.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a very impressive achievement..”
by Soren Anderson [Seattle Times]
“..earnest, well-acted, less than urgent, but more than a vanity project..”
by John Anderson [Newsday]
“..the movie winds up in a bit of a haste; we never fully feel the severity of Bahari's isolation. But "Rosewater" is not about what isolates us, & part of the film's terrific achievement is its recognition that staying connected is a daily show of strength..”
by Joe Neumaier [NY Daily News]