The OFFsiders

Release date: 10-10-2008
Director: Kasia Adamik

directed by Kasia Adamik written by Przemysław Nowakowski script based on the concept story by Agnieszki Holland, Kasi Adamik director of photography Jacek Petrycki PSC music by Antoni Łazarkiewicz production design by Katarzyna Sobańska costume design by Magdalena Rutkiewicz, Katarzyna Lewińska editing by Michał Czarnecki sound by Jacek Hamela, Leszek Freund production manager Andrzej Besztak cast Marcin Dorociński (Jacek Mróz), Eryk Lubos („Turkish”), Dmitrij Piersin (Mitro), Marek Kalita („Minister”), Bartłomiej Topa („Miner”), Jacek Poniedziałek („Priest”), Joanna Grudzińska (Sewka), Rafał Fudalej (Alek), Maciej Nowak („Jerk”), Krzysztof Kiersznowski (Staszek), Dariusz Toczek (Mundek), Maria Seweryn (Ewa), Piotr Jagielski (Staszek’s son), Zbigniew Zamachowski (sport journalist), Witold Dębicki (sport activist), Aleksander Mikołajczak (sport activist) produced by TOR Film Production, Puławska 61, 02-595 Warsaw, phone +48 22 845 50 45, +48 22 845 53 03, e-mail tor@tor.com.pl co-produced by Telewizja Poland – Film Agency; Documentary and Feature Film Studio (Warsaw); Non Stop Film Service producers Krzysztof Zanussi, Agnieszka Holland executive producer Janusz Wąchała co-producers Włodzimierz Niderhaus, Zbigniew Kula, Marek Składanowski, Kasia Adamik co-financing Polish Film Institute distributed by Gutek Film, Zamenhofa 1, 00-153 Warsaw, phone +48 22 536 92 00, fax +48 22 635 20 01, e-mail gutekfilm@gutekfilm.pl world sales Match Factory (TBC)
Super 16 mm, 1:1,85, colour, Dolby Digital SR, 126′
Poland 2008

 

The story of a man who becomes homeless through various twists of fate, but will find fulfilment in creating and coaching a football team made of his fellow misfits. His team of homeless men will go all tha way to winning the World Street Football Championship – and it will change their lives forever.

 

Kasia Adamik
Born in 1972. Director and storyboard artist. Studied at the Art High School (Paris), and at the Institute St. Luc (Brussels). Her first feature film “Bark!” was nominated for the Best Feature Film of the 2001 Sundance Film Festival, and was presented at numerous domestic and international film festivals.

 

Filmography (as director)
2002: Bark!; 2005: Pitbull (tv mini-series, co-director); 2007: The Team (Ekipa, tv mini-series, co-director); 2008: The Offsiders (Boisko bezdomnych); 2009: The True Story of Janosik (Prawdziwa historia Janosika)

 

Awards:

  • 33rd Polish Film Festival, Gdynia 2008 – award for the costume design, for the best supporting actor (Eryk Lubos), and the Silver Screen Audience Award
  • Polish Film Festival, Chicago 2008 – the Audience Award
  • International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography Camerimage, Łódź 2008 – the Grand Prize in the Polish Film Category (Jacek Petrycki)