Persepolis DVD £3.99 @ HMV
Persepolis DVD £3.99 @ HMV

Persepolis DVD £3.99 @ HMV

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A pound cheaper than Play at the moment, plus student discount. I think it's £4 instore.

PERSEPOLIS presents a deeply personal coming-of-age tale about finding one's place in the world. Based on her bestselling graphic novel, Marjane Satrapi teamed up with underground comic book artist Vincent Paronnaud to co-direct this animated big screen adaptation. The result is an electrifying, heartfelt, and original portrait of a spunky girl who surmounts countless obstacles to grow into a wise young adult.

Marjane (voiced by Chiara Mastroianni) is an innocent nine-year-old living in Iran, surrounded by a loving but incredibly protective mother (Catherine Deneuve) and father (Simon Abkarian). She finds comfort in the carefree spirit of her loving grandmother (Danielle Darrieux), as well as music by artists as diverse as ABBA and Iron Maiden. When Marjane's uncle is killed in the Iran/Iraq war, her parents send her to school in Austria, where she can study in safety. The only trouble is that her Middle Eastern appearance frightens people, giving her a harsh lesson in racial prejudice. Somehow, Marjane's fiery spirit doesn't succumb to any of the negativity. Eventually, she returns home to Iran to be closer with her family. But even though she settles into married life, the tyrannical pressures of Iranian society force her to abandon her country once again, sending her to France on another journey. Satrapi and Paronnaud retain the stark, spare animated style of the graphic novels that inspired the film. This is a wise decision: the less specific they get in their visual presentation, the more universal their story becomes. PERSEPOLIS gives viewers several movies in one. It is equal parts coming-of-age story, history lesson, and an animated adventure tale


for anyone who likes the comic it's worth a watch, the extras have a mini doc about the author and the making of the film. See the face behind the ausome book and film!

Good deal. I payed £7 for this about a month ago.

It's a pretty interesting watch, but nowhere near as good as the acclaim would suggest, in my opinion.

I wouldn't watch it more than once. Lets put it that way.

Great price.... I paid £4.98 on Amazon about three weeks ago.

This is a great film.

Picked it up for this price instore at Borders, if that's any use to anyone.

Not watched it yet, but looking forward to it. The book is absolutely great.

Good film. Heat + rep.

Brilliant brilliant book and an equally excellent film. Heat + Rep added.
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