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[[Feature~V351485~Persepolis~persepolis]] co-directors [[Performer~P475059~Marjane Satrapi~marjanesatrapi]] and [[Performer~P475060~Vincent Paronnaud~vincentparonnaud]] make the leap from animation to live action with this expressionistic adaptation of [[Performer~P475059~Satrapi~marjanesatrapi]]'s graphic novel about a mercurial violinist who embraces death and embarks on a surreal journey through the past and future after his beloved instrument is destroyed. Tehran, 1958: Nasser-Ali ([[Performer~P199646~Mathieu Amalric~mathieuamalric]]) has devoted his entire life to music. The violin bequeathed to him by his musical guru more cherished than his own wife and children, Nasser writes music capable of stirring the soul, and pours his whole heart into every note. When that instrument is broken beyond repair, the crestfallen musician retreats to his bed and invites death to take him. But the Grim Reaper refuses to comply, and instead Nassir finds himself inexplicably transported deep into his past before being thrust into the future to witness the fates of his neglected children firsthand. [[Performer~P195085~Edouard Baer~edouardbaer]], [[Performer~P17881~Maria de Medeiros~mariademedeiros]], and [[Performer~P61690~Isabella Rossellini~isabellarossellini]] co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:August 31, 2012

Cast

Mathieu Amalric
as Nasser-Ali
Edouard Baer
as Azraël
Maria de Medeiros
as Faringuisse
Golshifteh Farahani
as Irâne
Eric Caravaca
as Abdi
Chiara Mastroianni
as Adult Lili
Didier Flamand
as The Music Teacher
Serge Avedikian
as Irâne's Father
Rona Hartner
as Soudabeh
Isabella Rossellini
as Parvine
Frederic Saurel
as Mirza
Christian Friedel
as Cyrus (at 22 Years Old)
Jean-Michel Dagory
as Socrates
Christian Sengewald
as Socrates' Student
Tim Williams
as American Doctor
Louis-Marie Audubert
as Anonymous Cemetery Patron 1
Bruno Paviot
as Anonymous Cemetery Patron 2
Philippe Beglia
as Anonymous Cemetery Patron 3

Crew

Marjane Satrapi
Director
Vincent Paronnaud
Director
Meinolf Zurhorst
Producer
Michel Reilhac
Producer
Hengameh Panahi
Producer
Marjane Satrapi
Book Author
Marjane Satrapi
Screenwriter
Vincent Paronnaud
Screenwriter
Christophe Beaucarne
Cinematographer
Olivier Bernet
Composer (Music Score)
Stephane Roche
Editor
Udo Kramer
Production Designer
Christoph Fisser
Co-producer
Henning Molfenter
Co-producer
Francois-Xavier Decraene
Executive Producer
Madeline Fontaine
Costume Designer
Gilles Laurent
Sound/Sound Designer
David Vranken
Sound/Sound Designer
Jasmina Torbati
Production Manager
Nathalie Tissier
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