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Looking for Eric
by Ken Loach (2008)



United Kingdom

Running time


Rent 48h
2,99 €
Eric Bishop, a middle-aged postman working for the Manchester sorting office, is going through a dreadful crisis. For starters, his second life companion has not resurfaced although she was released from prison a few months ago. He is left alone with two stepsons to look after, which is no bed of roses since the two teens disrespect him and keep disobeying him. To make matters worse, Ryan, the older boy, fascinated by Zac, a dangerous gangster, has accepted to hide his gun in Eric's house. On the other hand, he is asked by Sam, his student daughter who has a newborn baby, to get back in touch with Lily, his separated wife. Now, Eric left her not long after she gave back to their daughter. As a result Eric panics... Having lost all his bearings, Eric Bishop soliloquizes face to the poster of his idol, another Eric, French footballer Eric Cantona, when the latter appears just like the genie out of Aladdin's lamp. Through a series of aphorisms peculiar to him, the footballer-philosopher...
Themes Friendship , Encounter , Sport
Year of production 2008
Release date 18/07/2019
Cast Ken Loach : • Paul Laverty : • Barry Ackroyd : • Jonathan Morris : • George Fenton : • Fergus Clegg : • Sarah Ryan : • Rebecca O'Brien : • Pascal Caucheteux : • Vincent Maraval : • Eric Cantona : • Steve Evets : Eric Bishop • Eric Cantona : Eric • Stephanie Bishop : Lili • Gerard Kearns : Ryan • Stefan Gumbs : Jess • Matthew McNulty : Eric jeune • Cole Williams : Daisy
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Looking for Eric