November 14th, 2014



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Release Year: 2014

Rating: 6.3/10 (446 voted)

Critic's Score: 68/100

Director: Jon Stewart

Stars: Gael García Bernal, Kim Bodnia, Dimitri Leonidas

Writers: Jon Stewart, Maziar Bahari

Gael García Bernal - Maziar Bahari
Kim Bodnia - Rosewater
Dimitri Leonidas - Davood
Haluk Bilginer - Baba Akbar
Shohreh Aghdashloo - Moloojoon
Golshifteh Farahani - Maryam
Claire Foy - Paola
Amir El-Masry - Alireza
Nasser Faris - Haj Agha
Kambiz Hosseini - Hassan
Numan Acar - Rahim
Ayman Sharaiha - Blue-Eyed Seyyed
Zeid Kattan - Seyyed
Ali Elayan - Channel One State TV Interviewer
Nidal Ali - Prison Soundsman


Official Website: Official Facebook | Official Twitter

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 14 November 2014

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Did You Know?

Maziar Bahari was imprisoned, interrogated, and beaten in Iran for 118 days in 2009 on charges that he was attempting to stage the overthrow of the Iranian government. One of the pieces of "evidence" that Bahari's Iranian captors held against him as proof of his guilt was footage from a segment on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996) in which he was interviewed by Jason Jones pretending to be a spy. During the sketch, Bahari called Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, an "idiot". After he was released, Bahari was interviewed on "The Daily Show" by Jon Stewart, who discussed the role that the show had (inadvertently) played in his imprisonment. Stewart and Bahari became friendly, and Stewart decided to adapt Bahari's 2011 book "Then They Came for Me: A Family's Story of Love, Captivity and Survival" (co-written with Aimee Molloy) into a screenplay. See more »

User Review


Rating: 10/10

John Stewart does an outstanding job skillfully portraying an incredible journey by a western journalist caught in the Iranian post-election revolt. a must-see thriller. The acting is captivating, and the sets are truly realistic as they filmed in the middle east. Definitely a work that will not be forgotten. This movie is particularly relevant with the current prosecution of journalists in Ukraine and the middle east. The audience is thrown into the riot environment with the amazing work of the directors. Jon Stewart does a great job. The actor playing Maziar is truly captivating. It is great to see an original film that captures some of the problems of our generation. Will look forward to Stewart's future works.


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