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About Rosewater

  • Director: Jon Stewart
  • Starring: Gael GarcĂ­a Bernal
  • US Release Date: November 7, 2014

"Based on Bahari's memoir Then They Came for Me, Rosewater is an efficient, formulaic, and inherently touching directorial debut for Stewart. True to his comedian roots, Stewart's pen is mightier than his camera. Hitting expected beats, Rosewater unfolds like an oral history of Bahari's Election Day experiences, offering explanations on everything from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's political corruption, Operation AJAX, and Iranian prisons' torture techniques. Gael García Bernal provides Bahari with a soothing, understanding voice — a sweetness easily shattered by his captors...Rosewater's a competent 1st feature for Jon Stewart, putting his political & humanist observational skills to the test." - Matt Patches

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