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Offside -- Struggle of Women in a country that excludes them from entering the stadiums.
Offside -- Struggle of Women in a country that excludes them from entering the stadiums.

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26 May 2006 (Austria) See more »
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In Iran, All Women Are Banned From Men's Sporting Events
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Struggle of Women in a country that excludes them from entering the stadiums. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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5 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Comedy about a tragedy See more (45 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Sima Mobarak-Shahi ... First girl
Shayesteh Irani ... Smoking girl
Ayda Sadeqi ... Soccer girl
Golnaz Farmani ... Girl with tchador
Mahnaz Zabihi ... Girl disguised as soldier
Nazanin Sediq-zadeh ... Young girl
Melika Shafahi
Safdar Samandar ... Soldier from Azerbaijan
Mohammad Kheir-abadi ... Soldier from Mashad
Masoud Kheymeh-kabood ... Soldier from Tehran
Mohammed-Reza Gharebaghi
Hadi Saeedi ... Soldier
Masoud Gheyas-vand
Ali Baradari ... Bus Passenger
Ali Roshan
Mohsen Tabandeh ... Ticket seller
Reza Khayeri ... Bus Passenger
Karim Khodabandeh ... Soldier
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mohammed Moktar Azad ... Haji
Joad Abed El Gani
Reza Fashani ... Old man
Mirian Kader
Orock Orock
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Directed by
Jafar Panahi 
 
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Jafar Panahi 
Shadmehr Rastin 

Produced by
Jafar Panahi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Yuval Barazani 
Korosh Bozorgpour 
 
Cinematography by
Rami Agami 
Mahmoud Kalari 
 
Film Editing by
Jafar Panahi 
 
Production Design by
Iraj Raminfar 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Leon Watkins .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Scott Evans .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Steven Ghouti .... sound re-recording mixer
Nezamoddin Kiaie .... sound
Nick Roberts .... adr recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kamyar Sheisi .... first assistant camera
 
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Sophie Denize .... digital intermediate producer
 

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Rated PG for language throughout, and some thematic elements
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93 min | Germany:88 min (Berlin International Film Festival)
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Jafar Panahi asked each of the girls in the film to turn up with their own idea of how they would disguise themselves as a boy and what we see in the film was the girls' own attempts.See more »
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18 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Comedy about a tragedy, 2 July 2006
Author: stensson from Stockholm, Sweden

In Iran, women are not admitted to soccer games. Officially it's because they are to be spared from the vulgar language and behavior of the male audience. But of course it is about sexism. Women are lower forms of human beings.

Some brave girls oppose this and try to get into the stadium by using different tricks. They are caught by soldiers and hold in a kind of cage, until the police will come and pick them up.

Despite the insane situation, this is a film with lots of humor. It's also encouraging to see how people always find different ways of fighting oppression. You'll get touched at the same time as you have lots of laughs. Good job by director Jafar Panahi. This is in many ways a heroic comedy.

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