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3.8
756 Ratings

Offside

Directed by Jafar Panahi
Iran, 2006
Comedy, Sport

Synopsis

Several young Iranian girls, barred from attending soccer matches under the laws of the Islamic Republic, attempt to sneak into Tehran’s Azadi Stadium by dressing up as boys. After being arrested, they have to listen to every roar of the crowd inside the stadium without being able to see the action.

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Offside Directed by Jafar Panahi

Critics reviews

Panahi becomes more of a master with every movie, combining fiction with documentary so adroitly that we can’t tell which is which. In this respect he remains the sharpest of Abbas Kiarostami’s disciples… One might note that Panahi applies Kiarostami’s own elliptical techniques and use of nonprofessional actors to stories with far more narrative and political momentum.
April 20, 2007
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