Anoosh and Arash are at the center of Tehran’s underground techno scene. Tired of hiding from the police and their stagnating career, they organize one last manic techno rave under dangerous circumstances in the desert.
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The only thing I really enjoyed was the NU song piercing through this superbly fake, staged, poorly directed doc. It makes me sad how one can handle such an interesting topic with so little care and talent. 3 stars only for the song
As a staged documentary, it is pretty flat. It lacks a deeper depiction of the context and people in it. Nevertheless, and probably because I am far from knowing this culture + mentality + regime, it was quite interesting just to see how things are handled in Iran and it is definitely great to see the resistance.
It is obvious that the film has some serious weaknesses such as staged scenes, etc. I am pretty sure that most of the audiences were attracted by exoticism and censorship in Islamic Republic.
However if you know the rules of religious regime or a bit more about the country, then the film looks totally different and much weaker
Don’t / make electronic music / put on a female lead singer / play the music in public / use English on your record sleeve (except when it says “Made in Iran”) / show naked skin. Ask permission for everything and get rejected - but do it anyway. Everyday in a fundamentalist police state that breaks everybody at some point, but I’m glad to see there’s always resistance.