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No One Knows About Persian Cats (2009)
"Kasi az gorbehaye irani khabar nadareh" (original title)

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Iranian musicians Negar and Ashkan look for band members to play at a London concert - and the visas that allow them to leave Tehran to do so.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Negar Shaghaghi ...
Negar
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Ashkan (as Ashkan Koushanejad)
Hamed Behdad ...
Nader
Babak Mirzakhani ...
Mirza Band Member
Kosh Mirzahi ...
Yellow Dogs Band Member (as Kourosh Mirzaei)
Pouya Hosseini
Arask Farazmand
Shervin Najafian ...
Shervin
Ali Rahmani
Ebrahim Asghan
Kamran Ahangari
Mina Bolouriani
Melahat Masoumi
Mehdi Barikani
Tabar Mehdi ...
(as Mehdi Tabar)
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Storyline

Negar and Ashkan, two young Iranian songwriters, decide to set up an underground band and look for other musicians to join them, but the authorities keep putting a spanner in the works. Fed up with being hindered from expressing themselves, the two young people try to get documents to leave the country for Europe. Written by Guy Bellinger

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Also Known As:

Kasi az gorbehaye irani khabar nadareh  »

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$8,843 (USA) (16 April 2010)

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$79,848 (USA) (11 June 2010)
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The film was shot in 17 days, including night work. The two lead actors fled Iran after the last shooting day. During filming, Ghobadi and his actors were arrested twice but released after giving presents to the authorities and lying about the real subject of the film. See more »

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Hamad Sevved sits down carrying a crying kitten and a mother cat jumps up on a chair nearby. In the next shot the mother cat is in Hamad's lap, jumping down. She comes back and takes the kitten away, but in the next shot Hamad has the kitten again in his lap. See more »

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Babak: You've made it big. I hear you were on MTV. They talked about the concert - "blood-drinking and devil-worshipping..."
Negar: That's how they work. They try to smear musicians and lock them up.
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A joy for your eyes and ears
29 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love movies about music, just thought you should know this at first.

But this movie stands out both on its music and also its storytelling. Nobody Knows tells the story of a group of teenagers who play in an underground rock band in Iran and want to either get to perform a concert or leave the country.

Personally, I'm not a big fan of Persian music whether it's rock, rap or pop, I find it too simple to listen to. So, it was a great feeling when I heard the songs of this movie, my favorites being the Hichkas rap and the acoustic guitar scene and I recommend this movie to anyone who wants to hear some good music just as well.

The actings are all really above good the best clearly delivered by Hamed Behdad who stole the court scene and made one of my favorite movie scenes of all time.

All in all, this is a must-see for anyone who wants to both have a good time and hear a nice bitter story.

Once is the movie it most represents, but like I said it's far more bitter than the former.

Rating 10/10


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