Offside (2000 film)

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Dar alanda kısa paslaşmalar.jpg
Theatrical Poster
Directed by Serdar Akar
Produced by
Written by
Music by Fahir Atakoğlu
Cinematography Mehmet Aksin
Edited by Hakan Akol
Release date
  • December 8, 2000 (2000-12-08)
Running time
115 minutes
Country Turkey
Language Turkish

Offside (Turkish: Dar Alanda Kısa Paslaşmalar) is a 2000 Turkish comedy-drama film, written and directed by Serdar Akar, about a local amateur football that hopes to win the league championship. The film, which went on nationwide general release across Turkey on December 8, 2000 (2000-12-08), won four awards at the 20th Istanbul International Film Festival, including Best Turkish Film of the Year and the People's Choice Award. It was described by author Rekin Teksoy as having a "less innovative albeit fluent style" in comparison to the director's debut film On Board (Turkish: Gemide, 1998).[1]


Thirtysomething Suat still lives with his parents and works at his father's store when not practising as goalie for the local football team, Esnaf Spor. Suat is in love with Nurten, the neighbourhood beauty, but she has never responded to his many secret letters. The neighbourhood's greatest wish is for Esnaf Spor to win the amateur league championship.



  1. ^ Teksoy, Renkin (2008). Turkish Cinema. Istanbul: Oğlak Yayıncılık. p. 113. ISBN 975-329-611-8. 

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