directed by Jafar Panahi
Iran 2006


Determined to watch a crucial world cup soccer match, a girl defies Iran's strict segregation policy and disguises herself as a boy, in order to enter the stadium and watch the game. Easier said than done, when equally dedicated guards try to keep her out.

Filmed in almost documentary style, using non actors, director Jafar Panahi has created a sparkling and provocative comedy about imposed social values and how the oppressed rebelled against them, and by using a “harmless” act as a soccer match, an allegory about women’s rights and human rights.


Henrik Sylow

Theatrical Release: February 17, 2006 (Berlin International Film Festival)

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DVD Review: Artificial Eye - Region 2 - PAL

Big thanks to Henrik Sylow for the Review!

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Region 2 - PAL

Runtime 1:27:20 (4% PAL speedup)

1.78:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.90 mb/s
PAL 720x576 25.00 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.


Audio 2.0 Dolby Digital Persian
Subtitles English, None
Features Release Information:
Studio: Artificial Eye

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 1.78:1

Edition Details:
• Jafar Panahi, The director
• Production Notes

DVD Release Date: September 18, 2006

Chapters 12




Video sourced, the transfer has its share of compression artefacts, which, at times, are very visible. Colours are adequate to good, details fair to good.

Additional material are two text-based elements, one a director biography, the other rather good production notes, but overall for a Artificial Eye product, one would expect more and better.

 - Henrik Sylow

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