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

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Release Date:
26 May 2006 (Austria) See more »
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In Iran, All Women Are Banned From Men's Sporting Events
Plot:
Struggle of Women in a country that excludes them from entering the stadiums. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
5 wins & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
a simple plot woven into a brilliant movie. 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

Directed by
Jafar Panahi 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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
 
Editorial Department
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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This film just like other films of director, Jafar Panahi is banned in Iran.See more »
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
a simple plot woven into a brilliant movie., 7 January 2009
Author: eksentrik-me from United States

I don't know how and where do the Iranian directors get their inspiration in coming up with a plot like this. In fact, it's a very simple plot that many directors could come up with --- but may not be able to project it onto a movie the way Jafar Panahi did.

The film is like 2 worlds revolving at the same time, one connected to the other - the football match and the battle between sexes that's going on behind the walls of the stadium.

It makes you feel like you are in the movie and you're one of the characters, and while watching the movie, as if you also would like to have a glimpse of the football match. You will feel exactly the same excitement and sentiments as those female actors in the movie. It's gripping in a way that you wanted to see the ending, you will want to find out the verdict, you'll be dying to see what will happen to the girls.

I like the intermittent conversations between the smoking girl and one of the military trainee. It's like venus VS mars, it really shows the difference in the thinking of men and women and the struggle of women to get equal rights and opportunity especially in a very patriarchal society like Iran.

This is the second movie of Jafar Panahi that I have seen (the first being Crimson Gold) and am looking forward to watching some more.

Am already hooked with Iranian movies and this one is a must-see!

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