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Offside ()


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

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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
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Mohammed Moktar Azad ...
Haji
Joad Abed El Gani
Reza Fashani ...
Old man
Mirian Kader
Orock Orock
Mohsen Tanabandeh

Directed by

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Jafar Panahi

Written by

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Jafar Panahi ... ()
 
Shadmehr Rastin ... ()

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Jafar Panahi ... producer

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Yuval Barazani
Korosh Bozorgpour

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Rami Agami
Mahmoud Kalari

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Jafar Panahi

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Sophie Denize ... digital intermediate producer

Production Design by

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Iraj Raminfar

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Leon Watkins ... first assistant director

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Scott Evans ... set dresser

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Mohammad Reza Delpak ... sound designer
Steven Ghouti ... re-recording mixer
Nezamoddin Kiaie ... sound
Nick Roberts ... adr recordist

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Kamyar Sheisi ... first assistant camera

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Plot Summary

"Offside" is about a group of Iranian girls who attempts to enter Tehran's Azadi Stadium dressed as boys in order to watch a big football match but some get caught and arrested. After the establishment of the Islamic Republic in Iran, women are not allowed to enter the stadiums. Written by Kaaveh

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Taglines In Iran, All Women Are Banned From Men's Sporting Events See more »
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Also Known As
  • Afsaid (Iran, Persian title)
  • Hors jeu (France)
  • Offside - Frauen im Abseits (Germany)
  • Fuera de juego (Spain)
  • Офсайд (Russia)
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  • 93 min
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Budget $2,500 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia 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 »
Movie Connections Referenced in Episode #3.33 (2006). See more »
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