Chicken With Plums

Roundtable Interviews with the filmmakers - Beverly Hills (August 6, 2012)

Marjane Satrapi  Vincent Paronnaud

Marjane Satrapi talks about making of Chicken with Plums (6:55)

Vincent Paronnaud talks about making of Chicken with Plums (3:11)


A film by
Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud


Golshifteh Farahani as Irâne and Mathieu Amalric as Nasser Ali Photo by ©Patricia Khan, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

Venice International Film Festival 2011
Toronto International Film Festival 2011
Tribeca Film Festival 2012
91 min | Release Date (NY/LA): 08/31/2012 | Language: French (with English subtitles)


Teheran, 1958. Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, one of the most renowned musicians of his day, has lost all taste for life. Finding no instrument worthy of replacing it, he decides to confine himself to bed to await death. As he hopes for its arrival, he plunges into deep reveries, with dreams as melancholic as they are joyous, taking him back to his youth and even to a conversation with Azraël, the Angel of Death, who reveals the future of his children... As pieces of the puzzle gradually fit together, the poignant secret of his life comes to light: a wonderful story of love which inspired his genius and his music...

France, 2011, 91 mins, French / English subtitles
Poulet aux prunes (original title)
based on the graphic novel Chicken with Plums by Marjane Satrapi
published by Editions L?Association
Director: Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud
Producer: Hengameh Panahi
Executive producer: François - Xavier Decraene
Screenwriters: Marjane Satrapi & Vincent Paronnaud
Editor: Stéphane Roche
Cinematographer: Christophe Beaucarne - A.F.C /S.B.C.
Composer: Olivier Bernet
Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Edouard Baer, Isabella Rossellini, Maria de Medeiros, Golshifteh Farahani, Jamel Debbouze,

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