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Desert Dancer (2014)

PG-13
104 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Afshin Ghaffarian risks everything to start a dance company amidst his home country of Iran's politically volatile climate and the nation's ban on dancing.
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Jon Croker (screenplay) | Afshin Ghaffarian (based on the life story of)
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$ 4,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 40,763
Gross (USA)
$ 155,271
Gross (World)
$ 438,165
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Release date
Apr 2, 2015 (United States)

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Freida Pinto
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Tom Cullen
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Nazanin Boniadi
Parisa Ghaffarian Parisa Ghaffarian   See fewer
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Reece Ritchie
Afshin Ghaffarian Afshin Ghaffarian   See fewer
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Akin Gazi
Farid Ghaffarian Farid Ghaffarian   See fewer
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Neet Mohan
Javadi, Naser Javadi, Naser   See fewer
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Fi Duncan
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Young Afshin (voice) Young Afshin (voice)   See fewer
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6.2 / 10 | 1,610 votes