This is a hard film to watch - but it's a story that must be told if we are to keep our culture in the face of the current attempts to Islamify the whole world - make no mistake , weather you like it or not , Islam is coming to a street near you if we continue our insane multicultural ways
shocking how the rest of the world has to live
Shows awful humans can truly be
A wife is wrongly accused of adultery in Iran so her wicked husband can marry a younger woman. Apparently based on a true story the film is one of those message movies that hope to expose such nasty practices in some Muslim societies. The stoning sequence is quite harrowing but the film is a touch glossy at times which lessens the impact. 3.5 stars
A very disturbing movie 8/10
OMG, this movie will stick with me forever !!! How brutal, they way the mob makes it okay for them to do this, if just one of those man has stood up for what they knew deep down was a good woman. We watch this and feel bad for her but this in alot of women's reality, thank goodness for her aunt's courage in getting this story out there but that was in the 1990's here we are 2012, it still happens. How many people are killed in the name of religion !!! From this movie her husband seems like a physco, and yet this riduculous laws make it legal for him to carry out his sadistic behaviours so he can rape some poor 14 year old girl, I hope she knows how lucky she was !!!
Disturbing yet true. We don't realise this kind of barbaric acts are happening in our world today. We close our eyes to it but it doesn't mean it's not happening...
as this is based on a true story, should be seen by all. one cannot believe that these acts are still allowed in a free world, and that women can be so down trodden.
Very moving.....hard to belive these stuff is still practised today. This movie should be screened in every country and schools.
What an intense movie and a true story unfortunately, such a barbaric ritual of stoning a human being to death. The stoning scene was just so realistic that I had to stop the movie for a minute or two. The actors were convincing in their roles. I would love to read the book so I could compare the adaptation to the big scene.
Extraordinary. Takes lies and deceipt to a whole new level where innocence is invisible and guilt is invented and fatally dealth with.
I have never actually wanted to vomit while watching a movie...very disturbing....very emotional....and very believable.....what utter animals :(
Thanks to a very brave and loving Aunt, the world now knows Soraya M story. How very sad that women are treated in this manner in some parts of the world. Is horrifying. I will rate this movie five stars, not because of acting or directing as good as it may have been, but because it is a story that still needs to reach all. Like some others who have reviewed this movie, I too was very deeply disturbed and needed to have some time out to be alone and weep for Soraya M. and for other women in this world who may be finding themselves in a similar situation.
Love Middle Eastern movies, but could not really get into the movie... it deals with one of the most controversial issues in Middle East and Southwest Asia. The killing of your own family member should be an unbearable torture for anyone, but under their eyes, the family members of women whom they speculate to have dishonoured the family does not have any choice but to act out openly and show their obedience and dedication to their social traditions and religion. In this movie, however, I felt that the husband’s lie was so pathetic and ludicrous that anyone can see that there’re no grounds for such suspicion. But the townspeople still went ahead and stoned the mother/wife. The detachments to their mother by her sons were disturbingly cold. It did not take much convincing for the little boys to throw stones to their mother to her death. Is it my lack of deep understanding of its culture that made me feel that the reason for the honour killing in this movie was unconvincing and preposterous? I think it would have had more impact and spoke to the audience in other culture if the family members of the woman who are being stoned to death were in devastating agony to go through with it but have no choice to honour their family name, rather than her family members willing to participate.
Wow... What an eye opener.... A very intriguing and emotional story.
A very confronting story, and excellently filmed.
Having lived in Iran for 10 years, it had great interest for us.
Wow, what an extraordinary and eye-opening movie.. it made me very mad and sad of course but nevertheless well played. Unfortunately its someone's reality in this world.
I found this movie to be very confronting and extremely brutal, and was distressed to think that stoning is still being taken out on women. It was a very well put together and informative piece, but I found it staying with me for days after and I don't remember sobbing and feeling physically sick at the same time whilst watching a movie and found I had to walk out for awhile.
WOW. What an eye-opening story. Made me angry, frustrated & sad for the total mis-treatement Soraya (RIP). Very realistic violence, almost too real to watch in the end.
Excellent movie, excellent acting and very disturbing...
gripping and very realistic depiction of mob rule
A haunting film but I found its realist violence impossible to watch,
A eyeopening story into the life of women in the Middle East. Amazing viewing. A few subtitles but an easy to watch movie.
I am sure it is a good movie but didnt watch it but returned it straight away as it was a subtitled one at that.
I should had known better.
Call me lazy but if i have to read a movie, I might as well read the book without the visuals.
ANIMALS! Not men and not even human!! Sickening and sad.
everyone should see this, particularly those in barbaric countries that still pursue unspeakable barbaric stoning, but not for the faint hearted.
Disturbing but well worth watching
A very confronting expose` on Iranian mistreatment of women . An overly graphic stoning scene at the end . A tear jerker !
This film left me with a lot of anger
Fabulous most memorable well acted & extremely confronting movie!
Powerful, must see movie. Graphic and horrific but so necessary to bring attention to this barbaric practice.
Sad but true. This movie was eye opening. Not for the faint hearted.
I have to admit I wasn't really in the mood for watching this movie when it arrived in the mail. I only half watched the first half, while doing other things around the house. I sat down and watched the second half. What I saw of this movie made me really angry. I realise it is not my culture or religion in that movie and I think that's what makes it so hard to understand that things like this can still happen today. I'm not giving it 2 stars because it is a bad movie, I just don't like what happens in it. I can't give 5 stars to something that is, in my opinion, totally wrong.
Very powerful film, well worth a look.
This is a very powerful film that shows the injustice shown to the women of this country and the mentality of the cowards that run it.
Definitely a must see movie. It is barbaric to think that this kind of action can be taken against a woman in the 20th century. It is a very profound movie and one that has left a lasting impression.
This movie was compelling and disturbing. As a human rights commentary it shows just how far some still have to go to even catch up. Very graphic but needs to be to show the horror of what is still hapenning.
Such a poignant presentation. I find movie based on true stories so interesting. This one was so distressing. But we all need to know the policies and practices existing around the world so that we can help those who are suffering physically and emotionally on a day-to-day basis. There were definitely large chunks that I could not watch.
Disturbingly excellent movie, brilliantly written, acted and directed this is a movie that shows us the dangerous power of circumstance, religion and peer pressure.
Excellent but unbelievably sad. Not one for the guys
absolutely amazing, very powerful movie, not for weak hearted.
WOW - held our attention for the whole time. very conforting but very well done.
very moving story. Dissapointing and terrorfying that such atrocities go on in the world
Horrific and scary that this happens ......but I like to have my eyes open to what goes on in the world today!
A slamming indictment of the world of women according to Sharia Law. Twisted logic and brutally barbaric. Shocking to watch and completely unforgetable. RIP Soraya.
unforgettable, unbelievable,astonishingly brutal.
One of the most moving films I have ever watched. Thank you to Soraya's Aunt, she has sent a message to the world. This can't keep happening, despite guilt or non guilt, it is a severe act of cruely and power against womans rights. RIP Soraya.
Powerful and horrifically confronting; a portrayal of the society according to Sharia law. The film raises many social questions, specifically about the role of women in sects of the Muslim communities and much like the characters in the film, the viewer too is left helpless, only to witness the inhuman punishments that still occur today. The film crescendos with an extremely graphic finale, firmly imprinting the fate of oppressed women in similar societies upon the mind of the audience. A must watch
Intense and gripping. Great viewing.
Confronting. The film makers were incredibly inaccurate in their depiction of the stoning, why they changed the realities of it is up for debate and many have their own opinions but it doesn't change the brutality of the scene and may be hard for some viewers to get through....be warned, it will remain in your head and heart for a very long time which one can assume was the intent of the creators. Shohreh Aghdashloo as Zahra gives her usual flawless performance as the the title characters Aunt and a nearly unrecognisable Jim Caviezel is interesting as Freidoune Sahebjam, the French-Iranian Journalist whom Zahra risks all to tell the story of the stoning and murder of her beloved Niece to. A hard to watch film that should be seen by anyone willing to endure some discomfort to learn about the fate and the soon to be fate of many women around the World.
A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, Soraya, whose arranged marriage to an abusive tyrant had a tragic ending. Powerful,compelling and upsetting
Worth watching. Powerfull. Opened my eyes at what apparently is still happening in villages in some muslim countries.
This was the most moving film I have seen for a long time and I see the muslim women very differently now. Very soul searching and well worth seeing.
What an incredible movie, well worth watching!!
This movie was very interesting, it shows you the culture and how they live in different religions. It has subtitles all the way through it, but that didn't spoil the movie at all, it was very good and very well made. The ending was very graphic and sad but that's the storyline.
Although a very terrible story to tell , the movie depicts life for Soraya and her family in great detail , leaving the viewer shocked and horrified that such a way of life still exists , better than slumdog Millionaire .
The acting and story telling is fantastic well worth watching.
Tells a story that needs to be told but it is hard to watch toward the end, I had to leave the room and come back.... very powerful movie.
Very good, but a bit hard to watch towards the end.