Offside

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  93 min.
Release Date: April 6, 2007 (limited)
DVD: August 28, 2007

Current rating: Rating: 3.40
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Cast: Sima Mobarak Shahi, Safar Samandar, Shayesteh Irani, M. Kheyrabadi, Ida Sadeghi, Golnaz Farmani, Mahnaz Zabihi, Nazanin Sedighzadeh

Synopsis

Many Iranian girls love soccer as much as their countrymen and sport fans all over the world but, they are prevented by law from attending live soccer matches in their country. Inspired by the day when his own daughter was refused entry to a soccer stadium in Iran, Jafar Panahi’s Offside follows a day in the life of a group of Iranian girls attempting to watch their team’s World Cup qualifying match against Bahrain at the stadium in Tehran.

Director: Jafar Panahi
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Jafar Panahi
Screenplay: Jafar Panahi, Shadmehr Rastin
Official Site: www.sonyclassics.com/offside/

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