Thursday, May 24, 2007

2 Hot Movies Coming Soon - Both Based on Iranians

Movie #1 - "The Crossing"



Plot: Immigrants of different nationalities struggling to achieve legal status in Los Angeles. The film deals with the border, document fraud, the asylum and green card process, work-site enforcement, naturalization, the office of counter terrorism and the clash of cultures.

The film depicts an Iranian-American family (the Baraheri family) trying to obtain US citizenship and who's daughter is murdered by her brother due to her liberal lifestyle, called in some countries an "honor killing." This was objected to by the National Iranian American Council (NIAC) who were able to persuade the director to actually have significant details of the script changed.
Actors: Harrison Ford, Sean Penn, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd.

Director: Wayne Kramer was born in South Africa and he immigrated to the United States in 1986 to pursue a career in film. In 1996, Wayne directed the original 35mm short film "Crossing Over" which won many international movie awards. He now making a Hollywood version.

Sources: http://www.filmbug.com/db/343264 ; http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0924129/ ; http://www.niacouncil.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=769&Itemid=2

Movie #2 - "Persepolis"

Above: Trailer for the French release of the cartoon "Persepolis."

Plot: Based on Marjane Satrapi's best-selling graphic novel, the poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution.

US Release: The film debuted in Cannes and will be released in French. U.S. distribution has been secured through Sony Pictures Classics for an English version coming in the future.

Source: http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117965713.html?categoryId=1061&cs=1

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Both movies take Human rights and cultural problems to make understand what is the reality for millions of people under conservative islamic goverments!!

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