Although its message is deadly serious, Offside is almost lighthearted, filled with wit and winning characters.""""
-G. Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle
Exhilarating, exuberant and drolly funny.""""
-Carey Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
The delicately subversive [director] Mr. Panahi makes his subjects perfectly clear -- the stupidity of authority, and the hypocrisy of discrimination. Offside is surprisingly entertaining, and edifying to boot."" ""
-Joe Moregenstern, Wall Street Journal


In Iran, all Women Are banned from men's sporting events. In June of 2005, Iran defeated Bahrain to qualify for the World Cup. A disparate group of girls, united only by their desire to see their beloved team play live and in-person, disguise themselves in myriad ways, risking arrest to try to get into the game.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, April 06, 2007
Original Languages: Farsi
Genre: Comedy, Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 88 min.
Year: 2006


Ayda Sadeqi
Golnaz Farmani
Shayesteh Irani
Sima Mobarak-Shahi
Jafar Panahi