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Kasi az gorbehaye irani khabar nadareh ()


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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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Negar
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Ashkan (as Ashkan Koushanejad)
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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)
Mohammad Abdizadek
Golriz Khaleghi
Golnaz Khaleghi
Sima Bahramsari
Asal Mohsenin
Sara Roozbahani
Ghazaleh Rashidi
Maziar Khajian ...
Mirza Band Member
Farshad Pasdar ...
Mirza Band Member
Hichkas ...
Himself (as Soroush Lashkari)
Soroush Farazmand ...
Yellow Dogs Band Member
Siavash Karampour ...
Yellow Dogs Band Member
Mina Khorami ...
Yellow Dogs Band Member
Arian Naeini ...
Nikaein Band Member
Afshin Katebi ...
Nikaein Band Member
Peyman Esmati ...
Nikaein Band Member
Arzhang Gharib ...
Nikaein Band Member
Habib Sarreshtehdari ...
Nikaein Band Member
Raana Farhan
Abrang ...
Themselves
Free Keys ...
Themselves
Mahsa Vahat
Marjan Vahat
Dara Daraei ...
Darkub Band Member
Homayun Nasiri ...
Darkub Band Member
Arash Vojdani ...
Darkub Band Member
Hamed Seyyed Javadi ...
Himself (as Hamed Seyed Javadi)
Mahdyar Aghajani
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Soroush Lashkary ...
Hichkas
Bahman Ardalan ...
Himself - the sound engineer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Bahman Ghobadi

Written by

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Bahman Ghobadi ... (screenplay)
 
Hossein Mortezaeiyan ... (screenplay) (as Hossein M. Abkenar)
 
Roxana Saberi ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Mehmet Aktas ... co-producer
Bahman Ghobadi ... producer
Roxana Saberi ... executive producer

Music by

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Mahdyar Aghajani ... (uncredited)
Ash Koosha ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Turaj Mansuri ... (as Touraj Aslani)

Film Editing by

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Hayedeh Safiyari

Editorial Department

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Ufuk Genc ... color grading
Shabnam Hosseini ... assistant editor
Kanran Jahadi ... assistant editor (as Kamran Jahedi)
Farbod Khoshtinat ... video editing
Hayedeh Safiyari ... video editing
Tobias Wiedmer ... post-production coordinator
Ufuk Genc ... colorist (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Bahman Ghobadi

Production Management

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Mohammad Abbasizadeh ... production supervisor
Behrooz Ghobadi ... production manager
Sahand Najmabadi ... assistant production supervisor
Arash Valinejad ... assistant production supervisor
Franzisca von Berlepsch ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Batin Ghobadi ... second assistant director
Sepehr Mikaeilian ... first assistant director (as Sepehr Mikailian)
Mehdi Pourmoussa ... assistant director (as Mehdi Pourmousa)

Sound Department

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Bahman Ardalan ... sound designer / sound mixer
Vahid Hajilur ... assistant sound engineer (as Vahid Hajilu)
Michael Kaczmarek ... re-recording mixer
Nezamoddin Kiaie ... sound engineer (as Nezamodin Kiaei)
Hosein Mafi ... assistant sound designer (as Hossein Mafi)

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Omid Nejadnik ... title designer (as Omid Nejadnik)
Max Marvin Kuper ... digital compositor (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Hassan Aslani ... first assistant camera
Mohammad Davtalab ... camera operator
Alma Esmailzadeh ... still photographer
Bahman Ghobadi ... still photographer
Reza Golkalami ... camera operator
Amir-Hossein SedghiRad ... camera operator

Music Department

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Stefan Karrer ... soundtrack album producer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Mohammad-Taghi Shahsavari ... transportation

Other crew

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Kavoos Aghaei ... behind the scenes footage
Samira Bahramsari ... continuity
Golriz Ehtiati ... public relations
Zoya Honarmand ... subtitles
Sepehr Mikaeilian ... program coordinator (as Sepehr Mikailian)
Rahmat Tamazi ... production assistant
Samira Bahramsari ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Huma Khan ... legal post production (uncredited)
Robert Schlockoff ... press attache: France (uncredited)

Thanks

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Peyvand Ahmadi ... thanks
Babak Amini ... thanks
Arash ... thanks (as Arash Labaf)
Mehdi Aslani ... thanks
Mohammandreza Babagoli ... thanks
Mirdamad Clinic ... thanks
Mohsen Felahatkhah ... thanks
Pegah Ghaemi ... thanks
Mahmoud Ghaffari ... thanks
Amir Homayoun Ghanizadeh ... thanks (as Homayun Ghanizadeh)
Abbas Ghazali ... thanks
Ani Ghelichian ... thanks
Amir Jaghtaei ... thanks
Saeed Jahangiri ... thanks
Kamal Kholili ... thanks
Ava Kiaei ... thanks
Monem Kosirlou ... thanks
Gholan Mirzaei ... thanks
Shahabodin Mirzaei ... thanks
Massoud Molav ... thanks
Hamid Najafi ... thanks
Mirzaei Cattle Ranch ... thanks
Roxana Rezaei ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Taglines Take a tour through the Iranian underground music scene. See more »
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Also Known As
  • No One Knows About Persian Cats (World-wide, English title)
  • Les chats persans (France)
  • Perserkatzen kennt doch keiner (Germany)
  • Nadie sabe nada de gatos persas (Spain)
  • Ninguém Sabe dos Gatos Persas (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 106 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Goofs 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Cannes Film Festival 2009 (2009). See more »
Soundtracks Human Jungle See more »
Quotes 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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