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Cannes Film Preview: The Ayatollah’s Holy Rollers

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Cannes Film Preview: The Ayatollah’s Holy Rollers

Sean Connery stars as the Supreme Leader in this Iranian feelgood comedy

Set in Tehran shortly after the 1979 revolution, this feelgood drama sees Sean Connery as Ayatollah Khomeini who, having swept to power, is attempting to rid the country of decadent Western influence. Meanwhile, the Iranian national roller-skating team, under the unorthodox yet inspirational leadership of US sports veteran Alan Johnson (Will Ferrell), has qualified against all odds for the World Roller-Skating Championships. Refusing to bow to government pressure and disband the team before the finals, Johnson and his skaters must train underground, until a chance meeting with the Supreme Ruler himself leads to some unexpected revelations.

The Ayatollah’s Holy Rollers, world premiere at the Palais des Festivals, tomorrow 8pm.

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  3. Winston

    May 23, 2012 at 8:58 am

    LMAO… Cant wait to see it

  4. hamid

    May 23, 2012 at 10:39 am

    WoW…..james bond in khomeini’s characters… :)))

    • atoosa

      June 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm

      Hamid yeah !

  5. galiver

    May 23, 2012 at 11:14 am

    so…when was the movie made ? and was the story of that skating team true ? I’ve never heard of it…

    • Anonymous

      May 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm

      Same here!

    • Anonymous

      June 7, 2012 at 1:53 am

      not what we hear is true,and not what we dont is false

  6. Saeed

    May 23, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    what a SEMBLANCE!!!

  7. mino

    May 24, 2012 at 6:47 am

    I have always thought if someone wants to make a film about Ayatoola Khomaini the only character would be Sean Connery. I have always guessed……

  8. Mona

    May 24, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    It seems to be just a rumor. I’ve not found anything about this movie at IMDB or Cannes official website. can you link your source or name the cast of the film?

  9. Shayan

    May 29, 2012 at 10:59 am

    IT IS a rumor. 😉

  10. Anonymous

    July 7, 2012 at 10:17 am

    This would be a great movie, as long as they don’t make him look like a hero which he really wans’t….

  11. kia

    July 8, 2012 at 10:16 am


  12. Anonymous

    September 17, 2012 at 9:52 am

    when it`ll come out must be nice movie to watch

  13. wazim al dulbuggir

    May 14, 2014 at 8:21 am

    “Ahh yesh, the maan who wud be king”

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