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Imagine if your idol became your life-coach. That's exactly what happens to Eric Bishop, a middle-aged postman from Manchester, who's struggling to bring up his two teenage step-sons - one of whom gets mixed up with a city gang. One night, when Eric's talking to a poster of his hero, ex-footballing legend Eric Cantona, the poster not only responds, but comes to life. Ken Loach, one of Britain's most-respected directors, is best known for gritty social realism, but this charming fantasy shows he has a great sense of humour too.
Blend of comedy, sports and kung-fu action in which a team combining soccer skills and kung-fu on the pitch vie for a big tournament prize.
11+ years 99 mins
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A podcast for film club leaders. Film programmers Joe and Elinor discuss how film can be good for engaging with sports and sports stories.
Viewing time 13 mins
We take a look at Ken Loach and his subversive and provocative back catalogue.
Reading time 8 mins
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