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Rated PG-13 · 90 min. · 2012

Drama


Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud's somewhat surprising follow-up to Persepolis, their 2007 animated tour de force that documented a precocious Iranian girl's experience of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, gives a dramatically different, live-action treatment of an earlier era of Iran's history. Although the new film, a playful pastiche of movie styles, seems to operate with lower stakes, it's propelled by the dashed dream of the modern, secular country that existed until 1953, when the United States backed a coup by Mohammad-Reza Shah Pahlavi in response to the democratically governed country's decision to nationalize its oil industry. The cast is the pan-European one:In addition to Amalric, there's Maria de Medeiros, Isabella Rossellini, Chiara Mastroianni and Golshifteh Farahani (an Iran-born, France-residing beauty best known here for Body of Lies).


See our full review: Fanciful, live-action <i>Chicken with Plums</i> doesn't quite follow up lauded, animated <i>Persepolis</i>

Fanciful, live-action Chicken with Plums doesn't quite follow up lauded, animated Persepolis

Where Persepolis was an animated tour de force that documented a precocious Iranian girl's experience of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Chicken with Plums is a dramatically different, live-action treatment of a earlier era of Iran's history. »

Official Site: sonyclassics.com/chickenwithplums
Director: Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi
Writer: Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi
Producer: Hengameh Panahi
Cast: Isabella Rossellini, Golshifteh Farahani, Maria de Medeiros, Mathieu Amalric, Jamel Debbouze, Chiara Mastroianni, Edouard Baer, Eric Caravaca, Frédéric Saurel and Dustin Graf

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