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Desert Dancer (2015)

Desert Dancer

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

April 10, 2015 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

104 min.

Studio

Relativity Media

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Richard Raymond

Producer

Pippa Cross, Luis Astorquia, Izabella Miko, Richard Raymond

Screenwriter

Jon Croker

Starring

  • Reece Ritchie
  • Freida Pinto as Elaheh
  • Tom Cullen
  • Marama Corlett
  • Nazanin Boniadi
  • Simon Kassianides
  • Marama Corlett

Story


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.

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Freida Pinto stars as Elaheh and Reece Ritchie stars as Afshin Ghaffarian in Relativity Media's Desert Dancer (2015)
Reece Ritchie stars as Afshin Ghaffarian and Freida Pinto stars as Elaheh in Relativity Media's Desert Dancer (2015)

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by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
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