Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh. Cast: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Mozhan Marnò, James Caviezel, Parviz Sayyad. 114 min. Rated R. Drama.
Are adulterers stoned in Iran? Yes. Do people show mob mentalities? Of course they do. But this movie is a disgrace at illustrating these concepts. Whoever wrote or directed this, knows scarcely of Iran's villages, because this is not how villagers speak, it's not how they relate, and not even what they wear. This isn't even how people are stoned. I mean, you can't do everything for dramatization's sake. If creating a repulsive feeling towards stoning was the goal, documented footage of the barbaric process would've worked much better, than a slow, glamorized, masochistic recreation. An insult to the intelligence.