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Posts tagged ‘Movies’

Shadows in the Sun

A young book editor and aspiring writer Jeremy Taylor (Joshua Jackson) is assigned to track down a famous writer Weldon Parish (Harvey Keitel) living in seclusion in Tuscany. Upon arriving in the Italian village and thwarting the citizens' deceptions, Taylor follows the postman to the reclusive writer’s residence only to find that the famous writer of yore is a mad wine-brewer. Brimming with sadness, he decides to return to London only to find that madness is one of the many ruses of Weldon Parish to keep away pesky editors. Taylor goes back and makes his pitch only for Parish to set his dog on him. Later on, Parish pulls down his pants in a crowded bar promising to sign the contract if Taylor kisses his ass...

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The Stoning of Soraya M.

Today's temporary release of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani , an Iranian women convicted of adultery, brings to mind the film The Stoning of Soraya M. directed by Cyrus Nowrasteh.

The Stoning of Soraya M.(2008) is an American film adaptation of French-Iranian journalist Freidoune Sahebjam's book La Femme Lapidée, based on a true story. The film stars Shohreh Aghdashloo (as Zahra), James Caviezel (as the author) and Mozhan Marnò (as Soraya).

Journalist Freidoune Sahebjam is stranded in a remote Iranian village following the breakdown of his car.

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