Desert Dancer

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  • PG-13
Set in Iran, this powerful and unbelievable true story follows the brave ambition of Afshin Ghaffarian. During the volatile climate of the 2009 presidential election, where many cultural freedoms were threatened, Afshin and some friends (including... read more
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Set in Iran, this powerful and unbelievable true story follows the brave ambition of Afshin Ghaffarian. During the volatile climate of the 2009 presidential election, where many cultural freedoms were threatened, Afshin and some friends (including Elaheh played by Freida Pinto) risk their lives and form an underground dance company. Through banned online videos, they learn from timeless legends who cross all cultural divides, such as Michael Jackson, Gene Kelly and Rudolf Nureyev. Afshin and Elaheh also learn much from each other, most importantly how to embrace their passion for dance and for one another.

Original Release

07/03/2014

US Release

03/20/2015

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Cast

Nazanin Boniadi Parisa Ghaffarian
Freida Pinto Elaheh
Tom Cullen Ardavan
Reece Ritchie Afshin Ghaffarian
Marama Corlett Mona
Simon Kassianides Sattar
Akin Gazi Farid Ghaffarian
Makram Khoury Mehdi
Tolga Safer Stephano
Neet Mohan Javadi, Naser
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Richard Raymond

Writers

Jon Croker, Afshin Ghaffarian

Cast

Nazanin Boniadi Parisa Ghaffarian
Freida Pinto Elaheh
Tom Cullen Ardavan
Reece Ritchie Afshin Ghaffarian
Marama Corlett Mona
Simon Kassianides Sattar
Akin Gazi Farid Ghaffarian
Makram Khoury Mehdi
Tolga Safer Stephano
Neet Mohan Javadi, Naser
Davood Ghadami Basij Leader
Richard David-Caine Teymour / Trinculo
Mourad Zaoui The student
Gabriel Senior Young Afshin Ghaffarian
Bamshad Abedi-Amin Mehran
Dana Haqjoo Passport Officer
Alex Klaus Minder 1
Chris Geden Theatre Goer
Sam Kordbacheh Cyrus
Daniel Bass Bijan

Producers

Mohammed Al Turki Executive Producer
Sarah Arison Executive Producer
Marina Fuentes Arredonda Executive Producer
Jason Beckman Executive Producer
Jeremy Cowdrey Executive Producer
Sally Greene Executive Producer
Peter Hampden Executive Producer
Gabriela Hersham Executive Producer
Phil Hunt Executive Producer
Ryan Kavanaugh Executive Producer
Norman Merry Executive Producer
Rick Porras Executive Producer
Compton Ross Executive Producer
Hamza Talhouni Executive Producer
Nigel Thomas Executive Producer
Tucker Tooley Executive Producer
Rada Executive Producer
Luis Astorquia Producer
Fabiola Beracasa Producer
Pippa Cross Producer
Izabella Miko Producer
Zakaria Alaoui Producer
Emily Blacksell Producer
Parisa Dunn Producer
Laura Julian Producer
Olly Robinson Producer
Elliot Ross Producer
Fenella Ross Producer
Daniel Roubeni Producer
Victoria Smirnova Producer
Lex van Dam Producer
Richard Raymond Producer

Editors

Chris Gill, Celia Haining

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