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Tehran 1978: Eight-year-old Marjane dreams of being a prophet, intent on saving the world. Cherished by her modern and cultivated parents and adored by her grandmother, she avidly follows the events that lead to the downfall of the Shah’s brutal regime. Marjane, who must now wear the veil, dreams of being a revolutionary. Soon after, the city is bombarded in the war against Iraq. As her environment becomes increasingly repressive and dangerous, Marjane’s rebelliousness poses a serious problem. Her parents send her to Vienna where 14-year-old Marjane experiences another kind of revolution: adolescence, freedom and the dizzy heights of love but also with this excitement comes exile, loneliness and the bitter taste of life as an outcast.