Persepolis

Movie • 2007 • Animation  

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In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own.
This movie contains 24 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Are rabbits harmed?
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Are there transphobic slurs?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Addiction
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GuyofMinimalImportance
Single scene of Marijuana use. Marjane later recounts buying Weed, which she refers to as "Hash".
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Is there addiction?
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GuyofMinimalImportance
Marjane is depicted smoking somewhat frequently throughout the second half of the film; but it is never described as an addiction.
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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Are animals abused?
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Is there a dead animal?
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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Does a dragon die?
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is rape mentioned?
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Is someone restrained?
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idk_if_helpful
It is implied that a character was SAd before hanging because Iranian law prohibits killing virgins. Marjane is warned by her mother that she might meet the same fate if she keeps up with the rebellious behavior
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Bodily Harm
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idk_if_helpful
The main protagonist waxes her legs in one scene
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Does someone struggle to breathe?
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Is there cannibalism?
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idk_if_helpful
Marjane watches a Godzilla movie where a character gets stomped to death by Godzilla. Later in the movie, a hand is shown buried by the rubble of a house, which traumatizes Marjane
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Is someone burned alive?
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GuyofMinimalImportance
A dead body's hand is shown sticking out of the rubble of a bombed building.
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Is there amputation?
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mdoucet
A character is referenced as having lost an arm and a leg in the war, but nothing is shown.
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
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Is there a hanging?
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Does someone asphyxiate?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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GuyofMinimalImportance
Verbal descriptions of torture, but none is shown.
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Does someone fall down stairs?
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mdoucet
Not shown but implied.
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Is an infant abducted?
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Does a kid die?
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idk_if_helpful
Marjane is warned that she might get in trouble with the law and, since Iranian law prohibits killing virgins, she may be SAd by a guard before execution
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Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
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Does someone die?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
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Drugs/Alcohol
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The main character attempts to die by overdose but survives
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
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Does a parent die?
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Does someone cheat?
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Is a child's toy destroyed?
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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Are there natural bodies of water?
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Is there a shower scene?
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Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
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Does someone vomit?
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MalibuSunny
When she grows disillusioned with her ex boyfriend, she describes everything in a new light, including his play. There is audio and visual of her reacting to reading his pkay by throwing up. The visual is a highly stylized drawing and not graphic but the audio is triggering
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Does someone spit?
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idk_if_helpful
Marjane jokes about farting with her mom and blows a raspberry. Later in the movie she really dislikes a guy and imagines him eating his boogers
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Is there audio gore?
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Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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idk_if_helpful
The Iranian morality police are depicted in less than favorable light here
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Is there incarceration?
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LGBTQ+
Is there bisexual cheating?
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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mdoucet
Overdose.
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idk_if_helpful
Marjane briefly lives in the same house as a woman who's probably mentally ill and is depicted as a highly unpleasant person. She slutshames Marjane and accuses her of stealing from her, but is never physically violent
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idk_if_helpful
The main protagonist, Marjane, tries to overdose but survives
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Anonymous
A character says that if someone marries someone else they’d “k*l themself” (not genuinely)
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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Is there autism specific abuse?
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BenjaminWagner
After falling into a deep depression, Marjane attempts suicide via overdose but does not die
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Noxious
Is there shakey cam?
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Is there obscene language/gestures?
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GuyofMinimalImportance
One Scene has a very fast flashing effect fill the entire screen.
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
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Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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Are there babies or unborn children?
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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idk_if_helpful
The only people dying on the screen are Iranians. In one scene Marjane watches a Godzilla movie where Japanese characters die
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
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Is there hate speech?
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GuyofMinimalImportance
An old Woman expresses her dislike of the Japanese.
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Does an LGBT person die?
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Are there n-words?
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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idk_if_helpful
Iranian morality police (and in one scene regular iranian men) routinely objectify women, including the main protagonist
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idk_if_helpful
One scene shows the protagonist's grandma undressing for the night (the view is from the back and not sexualized)
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Does someone lose their virginity?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Sexism
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idk_if_helpful
The main protagonist's father cries around his family and faces no ridicule
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Sickness
Does someone have a stroke?
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Social
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idk_if_helpful
The main protagonist goes through a period of homelessness
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Is existentialism debated?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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GuyofMinimalImportance
Ends on a somewhat ambiguous note. Very melancholy tone; but not expressly sad.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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Is someone hit by a car?
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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