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Review: The Stoning of Soraya M.

Typically, when I hear the words "this is an important movie" I run. Important movies usually mean that it says something bad about everything I believe is good. Usually. But not this time. Big Hollywood has a review:

“The Stoning of Soraya M.” is a grim and solemn duty. This is no popcorn flick, to be viewed and forgotten. It stays with you, like your conscience telling you to do the right thing, the difficult thing.

Set in 1986 Iran - the Islamic Republic of Iran - Stoning is a gut-wrenching film with haunting music. Nowrasteh’s movie, set to open June 26, is based on a book about the crime by French-Iranian journalist Freidoune Sahebjam.

The film opens with Freidoune (James Caviezel) breaking down in his car on his way to the border. Spending unwanted hours in a small village, he is approached by Zahra (Shohreh Aghdashloo), a woman the villagers try to shoo away as they call her crazy.
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