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Chicken With Plums (Poulet aux prunes)

(No longer in theaters)
  • Rating: PG-13 — for some drug content, violent images, sensuality and smoking
  • Director: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi   Cast: Isabella Rossellini, Golshifteh Farahani, Maria de Medeiros, Mathieu Amalric, Jamel Debbouze
  • Running Time: 90 minutes
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Hengameh Panahi


Sony Pictures Classics

Release Date

Aug 17, 2012

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Unlike their acclaimed animated flick Persepolis, Satrapi and Paronnaud’s new live-action, magical-realist adaptation of Satrapi’s tragicomic 2004 graphic novel—about a musician who loses his will to live in fifties Iran—doesn’t stick to the stylized illustrations of the original work. As such, it can’t quite find a cohesive tone, and doesn’t amount to the compelling tale of wistfulness and longing that it should have.


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