Desert Dancer

Be Brave. Be Bold. Be Free.


Desert Dancer
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 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 his female friend also learn much from each other, most importantly how to embrace their passion for dance and for one another.

104 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Violence, Drug abuse).
Biographical, Drama.

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Credits

Cast
Freida Pinto, Reece Ritchie, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Cullen, Marama Corlett, Simon Kassianides
Director
Richard Raymond
ScreenplayJon Croker, based on the life story of Afshin Ghaffarian
MusicBenjamin Wallfisch
CinematographyCarlos Catalan
EditingChris Gill, celia Haining
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2014
Produced byCrossDay Productions Ltd., Head Gear Films, Lipsync Productions, May 13 Films, Morocco Film Assistance

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDance
LanguageMild, moderate impact, infrequent
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceModerate impact, fairly frequent, brief, prolonged (? sic), realistic, verbal and psychological with bloodletting (? sic)
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
Comments
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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
3
Sex
1
Language
2
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
4

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconTrue story dances with clichés.
5
Metacritic.com
16 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
31 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer
6
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconCliché-ridden dance movie has drug content, violence.
5

What the People say

Internet
560 Netizens quote iconWe Shall Overcome
11

Average .. 40%

8

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