Rosewater (2014)


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.

Director: Jon Stewart
Writer: Jon Stewart

Release Date: 2014-11-07
Status: Released
Run time: 103 min / 1:43
Production Companies : International Traders, Odd Lot Entertainment, Busboy Productions
Production Country: United States of America



Gael García Bernal
Maziar Bahari
Shohreh Aghdashloo
Jason Jones
Jason Jones
Haluk Bilginer
Baba Akbar
Nasser Faris
Haj Agha
Andrew Gower
Jimmy the avid editor
Kim Bodnia
Javadi (Rosewater)
Dimitri Leonidas
Golshifteh Farahani
Claire Foy


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

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