Archive of films Off Sides / Letní hokej

Czech Republic
2019, 75 min

Section: Czech Films 2018–2019
Year: 2019

A group of young hockey players from the east Bohemian town of Náchod travel to Morocco, where a local team has taken up ice hockey. Documentary filmmakers Rozálie Kohoutová and Tomáš Bojar return to the world of sports to capture a vibrant dialogue between different cultures seeking a common language, on and off the ice.


Ten years ago a handful of enthusiasts began playing ice hockey in Morocco. A few years later the Czech embassy learned about their activities and decided to support the traditional Czech sport. This gave rise to the idea of an exchange trip, where the Czech Republic and Morocco would host each other's hockey teams. The invitation was ultimately taken up by a team from the east Bohemian town of Náchod. Following up on FC Roma, documentarists Rozálie Kohoutová and Tomáš Bojar turn once again to the world of sports, employing empathy and their exceptional observational talent to ask universal questions. This time they focus on Czech and Moroccan teenagers, two teams that meet both on and off the ice. While the game has clear rules, the same can’t be said of life in Morocco and the CR.

Jan Škoda

About the director

Tomáš Bojar, Rozálie Kohoutová Tomáš Bojar, Rozálie Kohoutová

Rozálie Kohoutová (b. 1985, Prague). Selected filmography: Kytlice, Zimmer Frei (2012), Gottland (2014, film segment), Jenica & Perla (2015), FC Roma (2016), Off Sides (2019)

Tomáš Bojar (b. 1981, Prague). Selected filmography: RAPublic (2008), Two Nil (2012), FC Roma (2016), Breaking News (2018), Off Sides (2019)


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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Czech Films 2018–2019
Director: Tomáš Bojar, Rozálie Kohoutová
Screenplay: Rozálie Kohoutová, Tomáš Bojar
Dir. of Photography: Šimon Dvořáček
Editor: Šimon Hájek
Producer: Tomáš Bojar
Production: Cinema Arsenal s.r.o.
Sales: Filmotor
Distributor: Pilot Film


Rozálie Kohoutová

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