Films

Looking for Eric

May 14th 2010
  • Comedy/Drama,
  • Unrated,
  • 116 min,
  • IFC Releasing
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  • Cast: Steve Evets, Eric Cantona, Stephanie Bishop, Gerard Kearns, Stefan Gumbs, Lucy-Jo Hudson, Cole Williams, Matthew McNulty, Laura Ainsworth, Max Beesley, Kelly Bowland, Julie Brown, John Henshaw, Justin Moorhouse, Des Sharples, Greg Cook, Mick Ferry, Smug Roberts, Johnny Travis, Steve Marsh, Cleveland Campbell, Ryan Pope, Ciaran Clancy
  • Director: Ken Loach
  • Writer: Paul Laverty
  • Producer: Rebecca O'Brien
  • Art Direction: Julie Ann Horan
  • Casting: Kahleen Crawford
  • D.O.P.: Barry Ackroyd
  • Production Design: Fergus Clegg

Storyline

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.”

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Manchester, UK
  • Production Budget: £4 million
  • Production Companies: Sixteen Films, Film Four, Canto Bros., Wild Bunch, France 2 Cinéma, Why Not Productions, BIM Distribuzione, Tornasol Films, Les Films du Fleuve, Radio Télévision Belge Francophone

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Trivia

John Henshaw, who plays a postal worker, is also one of the faces of the national Post Office in the UK.

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 27 May 2009: France
  • 10 June 2009: Belgium
  • 12 June 2009: UK
  • 11 September 2009: Sweden
  • 17 September 2009: Netherlands
  • 24 September 2009: Australia
  • 2 October 2009: Denmark
  • 16 October 2009: Norway
  • 5 November 2009: Germany, Israel
  • 6 November 2009: Austria, Brazil
  • 13 November 2009: Finland
  • 26 November 2009: New Zealand
  • 27 November 2009: Spain
  • 4 December 2009: Italy
  • 11 December 2009: Estonia
  • 7 January 2010: Hungary
  • 11 February 2010: Portugal
  • 18 February 2010: Russia
  • 11 March 2010: Greece