As they are being released from prison, a young woman and a young man, both musicians, decide to assemble a band. They travel Tehran meeting with other underground musicians and try to convince them to leave Iran.
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A truly engrossing look at the underground music scene in Iran, oppressed by harsh Islamic laws on musical content and female singers, and the musicians who risk their lives for their art. Bracing and vibrant filmmaking, with a fantastic soundtrack.
OK, todo este tiempo pensé que la película era un documental y aunque mantiene algo de ese enfoque, saber que todo era una puesta en escena como que me quitó un poco de interés. Sin embargo a nivel de descubrimiento está muy bien, sobre todo en la parte musical. Nunca había escuchado heavy metal persa, por ejemplo. El tema da para mucho más me gustaría ver esto pero verdaderamente en un documental.
No One Knows About Persian Cats delivers a very interesting concept. While the main characters search for the musicians who are going to be part of their band, the audience gets to know the Iranian underground music and through what seems like music vids.
The movie deserves a 3.5 because of the concept, but still it doesn't make it a great movie.
I really enjoyed this film. Some of the cast may not have been the strongest of actors (they were cast for their music) but I still found myself warming to the characters and admiring their determination to play music despite the regime under which they live. It made me truly appreciate the freedoms we enjoy in the UK to express ourselves.