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Rosewater

While in Iran to cover the 2009 elections, journalist Maziar Bahari is detained and brutally interrogated after Iranian forces accuse him of spying.

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The hard-focus clarity of the images (Bobby Bukowski did the cinematography) leads to an intimacy with anguish that passes into expressionism.

In June 2009, BBC journalist Maziar Bahari, an Iranian-born Canadian citizen, returned to his native country to interview Mir-Hossein Moussavi, the prime challenger to incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. When Moussavi's supporters protested Ahmadinejad's declaration of victory, Bahari smuggled footage of the riots to the BBC. He was soon arrested by the Revolutionary Guard and -- led by a man known only as "Rosewater" -- was interrogated and tortured for 118 days.

Director
Jon Stewart
Cast
Gael García BernalKim BodniaHaluk BilginerShohreh AghdashlooGolshifteh Farahani
Genres
Dramas based on Books, Political Dramas, Dramas, Independent Movies, Independent Dramas, Dramas based on real life
Country
USA
Available
Jun 10 2015

The hard-focus clarity of the images (Bobby Bukowski did the cinematography) leads to an intimacy with anguish that passes into expressionism.