Looking For Eric. Copyright: Film4.

Looking For Eric

2009 British comedy film about a football fan. Stars Steve Evets, Eric Cantona, Stephanie Bishop, Gerard Kearns, Stefan Gumbs and others.

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

Looking For Eric

Eric a football fanatic postman whose life is descending in to crisis receives some life coaching from the famously philosophical Eric Cantona

Steve Evets, Eric Cantona, Stephanie Bishop, Gerard Kearns, Stefan Gumbs, Cole Williams, Dylan Williams, Matthew McNulty and others
Paul Laverty
Ken Loach
Rebecca O'Brien

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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Last repeat
Wednesday 4th December 2019 at 1:15am on Film4

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