No One Knows About Persian Cats
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In a nutshell, the entire film revolves around a couple of musicians who are attempting to travel to London for a gig. They've got two obstacles, however--they need passports and travel documents and they need additional band members. The rest of the movie is a loose excursion around the streets of Tehran as they hunt for leads to fulfill both goals. With plenty of humor, some disappointments, and loads of musical performances--"No One Knows About Persian Cats" isn't about narrative flow or plotting, but about the almost documentary experience of "being there." The performers are all incredibly naturalistic, as you might expect, and the youthful exuberance of rocking out permeates every frame of the film.
In addition to indie rock (some in Farsi, some English), there is more traditional fare as well as surprising forays into jazz and even rap. A particularly memorable sequence showcases a musical montage of Tehran's street people set to a rap accompaniment. Performances occur in abandoned warehouses, rooftops, and anywhere else they can get away with their "crimes.Read more ›
It makes you appreciate music and what the artists have to go through to express themselves.
I love how music brings the people in the movie together and how each actor has a unique background.
Overall great Farsi-Movie and I highly recommend it to music enthusiasts.
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A must-see for any one interested in learning about the everyday struggles of lranian youth. It is funny, realistic, truthful, and tragic!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great subject -- the film makes me very curious about the state of the rock music scene in Iran. I greatly appreciate how Ghobadi's camera cuts from the vignettes of bands... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ami Marie Regier
about Persia, the more adequate term for todays Iran...the movie could be a mean to learn how Persians really tickPublished on July 7, 2013 by Alfred Hueter
No One Knows about Persian Cats, a film by Ghobadi (director) is great. It is all about Underground Persian Rock and Rap Music scenes and Bands. Music is fantastic; must see gem. Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by Gh Kline