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No one knows about Persian cats [videorecording] / produced and directed by Bahman Ghobadi ; screenwriters, Bahman Ghobadi, Hossein M. Abkenar, Roxana Saberi ; a Mijfilm production.

Ghobadi, Bahman. (Director, Screenwriter, Performer, Producer). Shaghaghi, Negar. (Actor). Kooshanejadh, Ashkan, 1985- (Actor). Behdad, Amed, 1973- (Actor). Murtaz̤āʼīyān Ābkanār, Ḥusayn. (Screenwriter). Saberi, Roxana. (Screenwriter). Safiyari, Hayedeh. (Film editor). Aslani, Touraj. (Cinematographer). Hichkas, 1985- (Performer). Najafian, Shervin. (Performer). Farhan, Raana. (Performer). Vaḥdat, Mahsā, 1973- (Performer). Vaḥdat, Marjān, 1976- (Performer). Javadi, Hamed Seyed. (Performer). Aghajani, Mahdyar, 1989- (Performer). Mirza 1971- (Performer). Yellow Dogs (Musical group) (Performer). Nikaein (Musical group) (Performer). Abrang (Musical group) (Performer). Free Keys (Musical group) (Performer). Darkoob (Musical group) (Performer). Wild Bunch (Firm) (Added Author). Network Releasing (Firm) (Added Author). Negar Shaghaghi, Ashkan Koushanejad, Hamed Behdad. (Cast).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (103 min) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [London] : Wild Bunch ; [2010]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released in 2009.
Special features are not accessible.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Screenwriters, Bahman Ghobadi, Hossein M. Abkenar, Roxana Saberi; editor, Hayedeh Safiyari; director of photography, Touraj Aslani.
Participant or Performer Note:
Negar Shaghaghi, Ashkan Koushanejad, Hamed Behdad.
Bands: Mirza; Hichkas; Yellow Dogs; Nikaein; Shervin Najafian; Raana Farhan; Abrang; Free Keys; Maksa Vahdat, Marjan Vahdat; Darkub; Hamed Seyed Javadi; Mahdyar Aghajani, Bahman Ghobadi.
Summary, etc.:
Based on real events, the film follows two young musicians, Ashkan and Negar. The couple have recently served prison terms for breaching the ban on "Western and decadent music." For Negar, as a female musician, unauthorized public performances can carry savage penalties. Their search for paperwork that will permit them to leave for Europe 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 politicized lyrics.
System Details Note:
DVD; PAL Region 2; widescreen.
Language Note:
In Farsi with optional English subtitles.
Subject: Freedom of expression > Iran.
Subculture > Iran.
Women singers > Iran.
Rock groups > Iran.
Rock musicians > Iran.
Youth > Iran.
Genre: Feature films.

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