Looking For Eric. Copyright: Film4
Looking For Eric

Looking For Eric

  • 2009 film

Eric a football fanatic postman whose life is descending in to crisis receives some life coaching from the famously philosophical Eric Cantona. Stars Steve Evets, Eric Cantona, Stephanie Bishop, Gerard Kearns, Stefan Gumbs and more.

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Looking For Eric. Image shows from L to R: Eric Cantona (Eric Cantona), Eric Bishop (Steve Evets). Copyright: Film4

Key details

Genre
Film
Released
2009
Stars
Steve Evets, Eric Cantona, Stephanie Bishop, Gerard Kearns, Stefan Gumbs, Cole Williams, Dylan Williams, Matthew McNulty and more
Writer
Paul Laverty
Director
Ken Loach
Producers
Rebecca O'Brien, Eric Cantona, Pascal Caucheteux, Vincent Maraval and Tim Cole
Company

Ken Loach directs this upbeat comedy set in Manchester, about a football-mad postman who receives life coaching from his idol, the enigmatic French footballing legend, Eric Cantona.

On a downward spiral and facing an uncertain future, postman Eric Bishop is looking for a way out of his torment. Stealing a joint from his teenage son, he takes a drag and starts recounting his woes to a poster of the Gallic legend in his bedroom. As if by magic (or a puff of smoke!), the famously philosophical one miraculously appears, spouting forth his wisdom to his number one fan, who he then proceeds to take on a journey of blissful self-discovery.

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Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

Most recent repeats
  • Wednesday 23rd March 2022 at 1:30am on Film4
  • Wednesday 4th December 2019 at 1:15am on Film4
  • Friday 22nd February 2019 at 12:10am on London Live

Recording details

  • Manchester - Filmed on location in Manchester

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