MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 58,878 this week

The Offsiders (2008)
"Boisko bezdomnych" (original title)

7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 336 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 2 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writer:

(story)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 69 titles
created 01 Dec 2010
 
a list of 82 titles
created 09 Feb 2011
 
a list of 223 titles
created 06 Nov 2012
 
a list of 85 titles
created 02 Apr 2013
 
a list of 1021 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "The Offsiders" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Offsiders (2008)

The Offsiders (2008) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Offsiders.
3 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The story takes place in two parallel time planes. The first plot follows the events of one autumn night in 1978. Edward Srodon, a zootechnician, makes an accidental stopover in a farmhouse... See full summary »

Director: Wojciech Smarzowski
Stars: Arkadiusz Jakubik, Marian Dziedziel, Kinga Preis
Man of Iron (1981)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A worker becomes a "man of iron" forged by experience, a son comes to terms with his father, a couple fall in love, a reporter searches for courage, and a nation undergoes historic change. ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Stars: Jerzy Radziwilowicz, Krystyna Janda, Marian Opania
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

IGOR is a professional boxer whose world comes to a halt when he learns that his brain has been severely damaged from his many years of fighting. Refusing to undergo surgery, he knows that ... See full summary »

Director: Marcin Wrona
Stars: Eryk Lubos, De Ly Luu, Wojciech Zielinski
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Jerzy is a writer and a chronic alcoholic. We meet him at the point when he believes that he can beat his addiction. Him and her in bed. Somebody says "I love you". It seems that there is a... See full summary »

Director: Wojciech Smarzowski
Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Julia Kijowska, Adam Woronowicz
The Reverse (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A story about women, set in the present and in 1950s Warsaw. The main character is Sabina, a quiet, shy woman who has just turned thirty. Clearly, she lacks a man in her life. Her mother ... See full summary »

Director: Borys Lankosz
Stars: Agata Buzek, Krystyna Janda, Anna Polony
Oblawa (2012)
Drama | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Late autumn 1943. Wydra (Otter), a Polish partisan, catches an informer in a nearby village and brings him to his starving unit in the forest. A thrilling adventure finds desperate times calling for desperate measures in wartime...

Director: Marcin Krzysztalowicz
Stars: Marcin Dorocinski, Maciej Stuhr, Sonia Bohosiewicz
You Are God (2012)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The process of creating Polish hip-hop group Paktofonika, its highs and lows and very last days of life of its frontman and co-founder Piotr (Magik) Luszcz.

Director: Leszek Dawid
Stars: Marcin Kowalczyk, Dawid Ogrodnik, Tomasz Schuchardt
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Marek Koterski
Stars: Marek Kondrat, Andrzej Chyra, Michal Koterski
Vinci (2004)
Crime | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

After several years of serving his sentence, Cuma - a notorious art thief is released from prison due to his poor health. It was all arranged by dealer Gruby who plans a heist of the famous... See full summary »

Director: Juliusz Machulski
Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Józef Paleczka, Borys Szyc
The Wedding (2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Wojnar is a wealthy man who is marrying off his beautiful daughter Kasia, in a small town in present day Poland. Wojnar had to bribe the groom with a fancy car, since Kasia was pregnant by ... See full summary »

Director: Wojciech Smarzowski
Stars: Tamara Arciuch, Andrzej Beja-Zaborski, Iwona Bielska
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  
Director: Krzysztof Lang
Stars: Karolina Gorczyca, Marcin Dorocinski, Izabela Kuna
Zabic bobra (2012)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A man returns home after a long time. The house is in a bad shape, ruined with graffiti on walls, but it doesn't stop him from staying in. The man has an aim that requires complex ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Jakub Kolski
Stars: Eryk Lubos, Agnieszka Pawelkiewicz, Alexandra Michael
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jacek Mróz
Eryk Lubos ...
Indor
Dmitriy Persin ...
Mitro
Marek Kalita ...
'Minister
Bartlomiej Topa ...
Górnik
Jacek Poniedzialek ...
Jarek
Joanna Grudzinska ...
Sewka
Rafal Fudalej ...
Alek
Maciej Nowak ...
Wariat
Krzysztof Kiersznowski ...
Staszek
Dariusz Toczek ...
Mundek
Maria Seweryn ...
Jacek's ex-wife
Piotr Jagielski
Zbigniew Zamachowski
Witold Debicki
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 October 2008 (Poland)  »

Also Known As:

The Offsiders  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Nutshell Review: The Offsiders
9 May 2010 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

It was a Lynn Lee and James Leong's documentary Homeless FC that first introduced the existence of the Homeless World Cup to me, and unlike that documentary which traces the backgrounds of a group of players who herald from Hong Kong, The Offsiders is a tale of fiction that deals with almost the same subject, following a group of Polish players en route to the biggest outing of their lives, the participation in the same tournament in Germany.

The film opens with the introduction of a youthful Jacek Mroz, a member of the Polish football team and one of its brightest prospects, only to be cut down by a career ending injury before even kicking a football in his first cap for the country. Such is the cruel fate that is dished to him, and the current Jacek (played by Marcin Dorocinski) is a broken man estranged from his wife, childhood sweetheart Ewa (Maria Seweryn) and daughter Aniela (Maria Lozinska). An unpopular teacher and a coach of integrity, he soon finds himself homeless at Warsaw's Central Station, before an idea sparked him off to recruit his fellow residents to form a team for the Homeless World Cup.

In some ways, this film resembles the typical zero to hero storyline, except for the hero bit because it omitted a large part of the narrative in its expected big bang section to establish just that. Instead, the focus is on the players themselves, and the story's pretty heavy on the drama as it explores each individual character in logically split chapters introduced by inter- titles, showing us just exactly how these characters get to be where they are, and in the process lifts them from being mere caricatures, and transforming them to people with whom we share an affinity for. Thanks to Przemyslaw Nowakowski's story, each of them have a very interesting back-story to relate, and being quite the rag tag team assembled given their diverse backgrounds.

For the football fan, you have to be contended with the very few minutes of football put on display. There's one in the middle of the film which is simply exhilarating to watch, and quite stylishly executed in an action-sequence sort of manner which I enjoyed following, though less polished with no special effects ala the definitive football film Goal!. Other very nifty moments include one singular sub plot which puts Jacek at loggerheads with a security detail at an invite-only event, and the closing credits (one which I hope was just something premature, really!) that had you pumped up with anticipation, only for director Kasia Adamik to pull the rug right under you.

Still The Offsiders remain an extremely engaging dramatic tale of the down and out given a new lease of life with a new found passion to focus their energies on, and in a way encourages us all to seek out that passion and to excel in it, never mind about the goal at the end, but it's always about the journey in which to gain experience and to have a little fun.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Offsiders (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?