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Rated NR · 104 min. · 2014


Set in Iran, this unbelievable true story follows the brave ambition of Afshin Ghaffarian. During the politically charged climate of the 2009 protests, where many cultural freedoms were threatened, Afshin and some friends 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. Their exploration of music, dance and a universal respect for artistic expression untouchable by political strife, enables them to discover a freedom from the harsh realities of their surroundings.

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Director: Richard Raymond
Writer: Jon Croker
Cast: Freida Pinto, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Cullen, Reece Ritchie, Marama Corlett, Simon Kassianides, Chris Cowlin, Tolga Safer and Akin Gazi


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