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MN+ to premiere 'Rosewater' on 19 June

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MUMBAI: MN+ will premiere Rosewater, one of the most inspirational survival stories of recent times, on 19 June at 1 pm and 9 pm.

Maziar Bahari, the Iranian- Canadian journalist, narrated his dreadful experience in prison, in his book Then They Came For Me, where he wrote about his life when he was detained in Iran for 4 months in 2009. He was arrested under the suspicion of being an American spy. The movie Rosewater is an adaptation of Maziar Bahari’s book which details all the incidents that took place during his imprisonment. Maziar was always blindfolded and the only way he could recognize his captor was through the distinct smell of rosewater that came from him and hence the name of the film, Rosewater.

The film marks the debut of the famous host of The Daily Show, John Stewart, who turned director, producer and screenplay writer for this film. The role of Maziar was played by Gael Gercia bernal, Mexican actor who marked his niche in plays and short films; and the titular role of Rosewater (the captor) or Javadi as they call him in the film, was played by Kim Bodnia, an actor known for Nordic Noir films.

An interesting trivia about the movie is that the actual Maziar Bahari made a cameo appearance in the movie as the man sitting near the camera when his character in the film confesses to his crimes.

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