The patience stone / A Sony Pictures Classics release ; Michael Gentile, Hani Farsi & Studio 37 present ; a The Film, Studio 37, Razor Film, Corniche, Arte France Cinema, Jahan-E-Honar Productions coproduction ; screenplay Jean-Claude Carrière and Atiq Rahmi ; produced by Michael Gentile ; directed by Atiq Rahmi.
- Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 
1 videodisc (approximately 102 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
- Afghanistan -- Drama.
Muslim women -- Drama.
Islamic fundamentalism -- Drama.
Young women -- Afghanistan -- Drama.
Married people -- Afghanistan -- Drama.
War -- Drama.
- Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
- In Persian/Farsi with English subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH).
- System Details:
- DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby Digital.
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1
widescreen (2.35:1) 24 fps
laser optical NTSC
video file DVD video Region 1
- Adapted from the best-selling novel by Atiq Rahimi. It tells a story of a young woman watching over her older husband, in a country torn apart by war. A bullet in the neck has reduced him to a comatose state. One day, the woman's vigil changes. She begins to speak truth to her silent husband, telling him about her suffering, her dreams and her secrets. After years of living under his control, with no voice of her own, she says things she could never have spoken before. Her husband has unconsciously become syngué sabour (The Patience Stone)- a magical black stone that, according to Persian mythology, absorbs the plight of those who confide in it. The woman's confessions are extraordinary and without restraint. But after weeks of looking after her husband, she begins to act, discovering herself in a relationship she starts with a young soldier.
- Golshifteh Farahani, Hamid Djavadan, Hassina Burgan, Massi Mrowat.
- Cinematography, Thierry Arbogast ; editor, Herve De Luze ; music, Max Richter.
- Title from disc surface.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
Adapted from the novel "Syngué sabour, the patience stone" by Atiq Rahimi.
Special features: Making of.
- Rahimi, Atiq, film director, screenplay., Director, Screenwriter
Gentile, Michael, film producer., Producer
Farsi, Hani, film producer., Producer
Carrière, Jean-Claude, screenplay., Screenwriter
Farāhānī, Gulshīftah, 1983- actor., Actor
Djavadan, Hamid, actor., Actor
Burgan, Hassina, actor., Actor
Mrowat, Massi, actor., Actor
Richter, Max. , Composer
Arbogast, Thierry. , Cinematographer
Sony Pictures Classics (Firm), presenter., Distributor
Studio 37 (Firm), production company., Producer
Razor Filmproduktion (Firm), production company., Producer
The Film (Firm), production company., Producer
Arte France cinéma (Firm), production company., Producer
Jahan-E-Honar Productions (Firm), production company., Producer
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm), film distributor., Distributor
- Publisher Number:
42736 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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