Looking for Eric

Looking for Eric

Dir: Ken Loach / UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Spain / 116 mins 

6_looking-for-eric_1 Synopsis :  Looking for Eric is a clever comedy, and n unconventional romance, with plenty of inside jokes for ardent soccer fans. The movie is all about a soccer fanatic Eric Bishop, a postman living in Manchester whose life has been slowly going off the rails ever since his wife, Lily walked out on him. Just been released from the hospital after an auto accident, Eric comes home to a house that’s a mess. His two teenage sons, Ryan and Jess regard their dad as an annoyance rather than an authority figure. Eric’s imaginary relationship with the maverick Manchester United centre forward Eric Cantona , who retired in 1997 and who has since turned to painting, playing the trumpet, philosophy, acting and film producing forms the backbone of the film. The legendary player magically appears to give a hand with raising his kids and wooing back his ex-wife.

6_looking-for-eric_2Direction Ken Loach
Screenplay Paul Laverty
Production Rebecca O’Brien
Cinematography Barry Ackroyd
Editing Jonathan Morris
Music George Fenton
Sound Ray Beckett
Cast Stephanie Bishop, Eric Cantona, Steve Evets, John Henshaw, Lucy-Jo Hudson, Justin Moorhouse

 

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