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No One Knows about Persian Cats [DVD] [2009]

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  • Actors: Negar Shaghaghi, Ashkan Koshanejad, Hamed Behdad
  • Directors: Bahman Ghobadi
  • Format: Anamorphic, PAL, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Network Releasing
  • DVD Release Date: 26 July 2010
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003DQ1372
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,117 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Based on real events, the film follows two young musicians, Negar and Ashkan, who are promised a gig in London and embark on a frantic mission to assemble a backing band. The couple have recently served prison terms for breaching the ban on Western and decadent music , and for Negar, these activities are particularly dangerous: as a female musician, unauthorised public performances can carry savage penalties. Now, they face a search for the elusive and costly paperwork that will permit them to leave for Europe. Teaming up with promoter and bootlegger Nader, their search takes them into Tehran and a vibrant underground culture of rappers, rockers, electro-artists and singer-songwriters who risk arrest to perform Western songs overlaid with their own politicised lyrics. But as Negar and Ashkan try to convince others to follow their lead, the risks that they are taking become all too apparent.

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The distinction between fiction and documentary realism in the films of Bahman Ghobadi is always a fine one, since while those earlier films set in the mountains of Kurdistan are clearly scripted and energetically structured, they don't make use of professional actors, but real people in many cases acting out situations that they've lived through and experienced firsthand. Set in Tehran, following the fortunes of a couple of young indie-rock musicians trying to get a band together and make arrangements to appear at a concert in London, No One Knows Persian Cats would seem to be a bit of a departure for the Kurdish-Iranian director, but in many ways the film adheres to the same themes and style that are in all Ghobadi's marvellous films - it's about freedom, and even more so than in his previous highly charged films, that freedom is expressed through music, movement and the desire to cross borders and boundaries.

What strikes the viewer immediately when watching No One Knows Persian Cats is not only how restrictive the laws are in Iran about the performance of music, but the impact such tight controls have on the general population. Previous Ghobadi films Marooned in Iraq and Half Moon certainly brought to attention the absurd prohibition placed on women singing in public, as well as the lengths that some people will go to in order to exercise their freedom of expression in this most traditional, fundamental and personal way.
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Interesting to see how an underground music culture and the vibrant precociousness of youth from a country that has been much maligned for other reasons can be brought to western tables for all to see. Watch it AND enjoy some of the music. It's an educating experience. Good film.
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I watched the film in a festival in Amterdam and loved that. It's not only a wonderful movie, but also an interesting collection of Persian underground music!
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By Kayv on 31 Jan. 2016
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Like every other recent Iranian movie, ends on negative note, leaving the viewer depressed :-(
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