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LOOKING FOR ERIC
USA: IFC Films
UK: Icon Film Distribution
Cast: Steve Evets, Stephanie Bishop, Gerard Kearns, John Henshaw, Eric Cantona, Stefan Gumbs, Lucy-Jo Hudson, Cole Williams, Dylan Williams, Matthew McNulty, Laura Ainsworth, Max Beesley, Kelly Bowland, Julie Brown
Director: Ken Loach
Countries: UK / France / Italy / Belgium
UK: 116 mins
USA Rated: U
UK Certificate: 15 contains very strong language and soft drug use
USA Release Date: 14 May 2010 (Limited Release - New York)
UK Release Date: 12 June 2009
Written by Paul Laverty, LOOKING FOR ERIC is Ken Loach's ninth film to receive its World Premiere In Competition at the Cannes Film Festival, following his Palme D'Or win for THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY in 2006.
Eric, the postman is slipping through his own fingers...
His chaotic family, his wild stepsons, and the cement mixer in the front garden don't help, but it is Eric's own secret that drives him to the brink. Can he face Lily, the woman he once loved? Despite outrageous efforts and misplaced goodwill from his football fan mates, Eric continues to sink.
In desperate times it takes a spliff and a special friend to challenge Eric to journey into the most perilous territory of all - the past.
As a certain Frenchman says, "He who is afraid to throw the dice, will never throw a six."