Football Under Cover

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Football Under Cover
Directed by David Assmann
Ayat Najafi
Produced by Helge Albers
Roshanak Behesht Nedjad
Patrick Merkle
Written by Corinna Assmann
David Assmann
Marlene Assmann
Valerie Assmann
Ayat Najafi
Music by Niko Schabel
Cinematography Niclas Reed Middleton
Anne Misselwitz
Edited by Sylke Rohrlach
Release dates
February 10, 2008 (Berlin International Film Festival)
Running time
86 mins.
Country Germany
Language English, Persian, German

Football Under Cover is a 2008 German/Iranian documentary film directed by David Assmann and Ayat Najafi. It follows the attempts of German Marlene Assmann and Iranian Ayat Najafi to organise a football match between Assman's team BSV Aldersimspor and the Iranian national woman's team.[1]


At the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival, Football Under Cover won the Teddy Award for Best Documentary Film and the Teddy Audience Award.[1]


  1. ^ a b Simon, Alissa (2008-04-23), "Football Undercover Review", Variety, retrieved 2008-08-20 

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