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as First Girl
as Azari Soldier
as Smoking Girl
as Mashadi Soldier
as Girl Soccer Player
as Girl with Chador
as Soldier Girl
as Young Girl
as Tehrani Soldier
as Ticket Seller
as Old Man
as Boy with Firecrackers
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Critic Reviews for Offside
Exhilarating, exuberant and drolly funny.
The rare Iranian film that is not only thoughtful and thought-provoking but also a lot of fun.
Offside is a slow slog through bloated scenes with little happening. Framed and shot like a crude documentary, it proceeds in long, clunky takes, as if an editor couldn't be bothered.
Humanizes the Iranians and shows that they're just as crazy about their sports as Westerners, if not more. If anything, it proves that soccer is truly an international language, providing an arena where anyone can communicate.
[Director] Panahi has perfected the art of realist filmmaking, here turning his camera on scenes that seem more improvised or captured on the fly than staged.
Audience Reviews for Offside
Noted Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has been sentenced to six years in jail and barred from directing and producing movies for the next 20 years, according to his lawyer. Panahi, known for his internationally acclaimed movies like 'The Circle', 'White Balloon' and 'The Mirror' on humanitarian struggles in the country, has been outspoken in his support of Iran's opposition movement, earning the wrath of the government. The filmmaker was convicted of colluding in gathering and making propaganda against the regime, lawyer Farideh Gheyrat told the Iranian state news agency, ISNA, the Guardian reported. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/20/iran-jails-jafar-panahi-films
Well-meaning and well-worn in equal measure.
This Movie shows some of the hardships faced by Iranian women in Iran. Very enjoyable and educational. A Must See for any women in America who thinks she has itough
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