The Offsiders

The Offsiders

A contemporary story that begins in Silesia, develops in Warsaw and ends abroad. It is a story about the creation of a soccer team of homeless people. The main character is Jacek Mroz, a fourty-year-old ex-football player, former representative of Poland – currently an inhabitant of Warsaw Central Train Station. He decides to form a football team, players of which are: Indor – former mariner, then prisoner, the Ukrainian Mitro, a would-be Soviet astronaut suffering from claustrophobia, a banker called Minister, who believes in world conspiracy theories, former Priest – now an alcoholic, a fat Madman, an unemployed Miner and others. Team members often play at the train stations, learning how to dribble among trains passengers and police patrols. It is there where Jacek meets the his love – Sewka – a French student who works for a humanitarian organisation. The film tells the story about adventures and private stories of team members and also describes their common struggles with adversities.

Written by: Przemysław Nowakowski

Director of photography: Jacek Petrycki

Music by: Antoni Łazarkiewicz
Production design by: Katarzyna Sobańska
Sound: Jacek Hamela, Leszek Freund
Editing: Michał Czarnecki
Costume design by: Katarzyna Lewińska, Magdalena Rutkiewicz
Cast: Marcin Dorociński, Eryk Lubos, Marek Kalita, Rafał Fudalej, Maciej Nowak, Krzysztof Kierszniowski, Piotr Jagielski
Production manager: Andrzej Besztak
Produced by: TOR Film Studio
Producer: Krzysztof Zanussi, Agnieszka Holland
Executive producer: Janusz Wąchała
Co-produced by: WFDiF; Non Stop Film Service Zbigniew Kula Marek Składanowski

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