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Offside poster


Offside is a 2006 Iranian film about girls who try to watch a World Cup qualifying match but are forbidden by law because of their gender. 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 soccer matches or other public sporting events 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. The film was inspired by director Jafar Panahi's daughter, who decided to attend a game anyway. The film was shot in Iran but its screening was banned there.