Not wanting to support two families, nor return Soraya's dowry, he therefore spread false rumors of her adultery.

Its consensus states: "The Stoning of Soraya M. nearly transcends its deficiencies through the sheer strength of its subject material, but ultimately drowns out its message with an inappropriately heavy-handed approach. WHY are they doing that? The two sit down as Zahra recounts the story to Freidoune, who records the conversation. Ali and the mullah start a rumor about her infidelity so they can charge her with adultery.

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Who is the longest reigning WWE Champion of all time? I don’t normally go out of my way to watch extremely gruesome movies but I decided to watch one involving the stoning of a woman in Iran which actually happened because I knew that I would be writing an article sooner or later about this horrible practice that occurs in some Muslim countries. In those places where it can be shown, the movie should get people talking, which may be the most important thing. Since he can't afford two wives, Ali asks Soraya for a divorce. Her aunt, her children, and even her evil husband? Then, while a woman in a black chador walks a mountain road, a man in a sputtering car pulls into a nearby town. As drama, though, The Stoning of Soraya M. is as fixed as its title character's trial.

He threw her off the balcony and she ended up in a wheelchair. The journalist must escape with his life to tell the story to the rest of the world.

They need one more witness to her "infidelity" to be able to formally charge her. The movie opens with a 14th-century rebuke to Islamic hypocrites and a note that the script is based on a true story. Your email address will not be published.

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"I tried to search out stonings in other movies, and they're all like, one rock gets thrown and the person keels over.". 1986: The Stoning of Soraya M. August 15th, 2009 Headsman. Ali is the abusive husband of Soraya who tries to get the village's mullah to convince Soraya to grant him a divorce so that he can marry a 14-year-old. hide caption. Required fields are marked *, © Copyright 2020 :: All Rights Reserved :: A WordPress joint Theme originally by WarAxe at Negative99, modified by Brian at Logjamming Contact the Headsman. Mpower Her word wasn't good enough. It's devastating enough to watch the villagers — including Soraya's father and sons — forced to pick up stones, without ever seeing the projectile's bloody impact. Soraya’s husband, Ali, a prison guard, wants to divorce his faithful wife in order to marry the 14-year-old daughter of an inmate. [17], The film's domestic gross was $636,246. hide caption.