Rosewater (2014)

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2014-11-07
  • User Rating: 6.7/10 from 134 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 43min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: International Traders
  • Production Country: United States of America
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In 2009, Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was covering Iran's volatile elections for Newsweek. One of the few reporters living in the country with access to US media, he made an appearance on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, in a taped interview with comedian Jason Jones. The interview was intended as satire, but if the Tehran authorities got the joke they didn't like it - and it would quickly came back to haunt Bahari when he was rousted from his family home and thrown into prison. Making his directorial debut, Jon Stewart tells the tale of Bahari's months-long imprisonment and interrogation in this powerful and affecting docudrama featuring a potent and performance by Gael García Bernal recounting Bahari's efforts to maintain his hope and his sanity in the face of isolation and persecution-through memories of his family, recollections of the music he loves, and thoughts of his wife and unborn child.

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  • Gael García Bernal

    as Maziar Bahari
  • Shohreh Aghdashloo

    as Moloojoon
  • Jason Jones

    as Jason Jones
  • Haluk Bilginer

    as Baba Akbar
  • Nasser Faris

    as Haj Agha
  • Andrew Gower

    as Jimmy the avid editor
  • Kim Bodnia

    as Javadi (Rosewater)
  • Dimitri Leonidas

    as Davood
  • Golshifteh Farahani

    as Maryam
  • Claire Foy

    as Paola
Production Debra Zane Casting
Sound Howard Shore Music
Editing Jay Rabinowitz Editor
Production Jina Jay Casting
Production Scott Rudin Producer
Writing Jon Stewart Screenplay
Directing Jon Stewart Director
Production Jon Stewart Producer
Production Gigi Pritzker Producer
Art Gerald Sullivan Production Design
Art Karim Kheir Set Decoration
Art Nasser Zoubi Set Decoration
Writing Maziar Bahari Story
Writing Aimee Molloy Story
Production Atilla Salih Yücer Producer
Camera Bobby Bukowski Director of Photography
Production Rachel Desmarest Casting
Directing Mary Bailey Script Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Phaedra Dahdaleh Costume Design
Art Samy Keilani Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Abdo Rayyan Costume Supervisor