Persepolis Poster (II)


Yesterday I blogged about this poster for Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis film. Today somebody sent me the German version of that self-same poster (see also here). I hope I’m not getting paranoid here (or not more paranoid than would reasonably be good for me), but is it a coincidence that the main character on this poster is smoking, whereas the woman on the American (or international, whatever) one is not ?

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4 Responses to Persepolis Poster (II)

  1. Kayden says:

    Gosh, I wish I would have had that infrmaoiton earlier!

  2. cmt9 says:

    She smokes in the british version

  3. Scott Morris says:

    I noticed the same differences Mr. Bieser noted above — the American poster is downright dull in comparison. Also of note that no characters look Persian or Muslim in the American poster, but in the international poster the two teachers are wearing the hijab.

  4. Scott Bieser says:

    I doubt it’s a coincidence, and it’s not the only difference. In the American poster, the background scene is a sentimental family portrait. The German poster has, instead, images of Satrapi’s youthful rebellion.

    I was doing some research on “Nazi-art” the other day and the American poster would have fit right in with those themes. Egad, how far we’ve fallen.

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