Shooting for Socrates

Shooting for Socrates
Shooting for Socrates

Year

2014

Duration

88 minutes

Genres

Comedy, Family, Sport

Language

English

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Synopsis

In 1986, Northern Ireland is divided on religious lines and the streets of Belfast are being torn apart with rioting. In amongst this, nine-year-old Tommy tries to make sense of what is going on around him through football, particularly Northern Ireland’s upcoming World Cup match against the mighty Brazil, led by the genius Socrates de Souza. An unlikely group of misfits, the fortunes of the national team – made up of Protestants and Catholics – unified the country for the weeks of the World Cup. This comedy is about following your dreams and is a warm-hearted testament to the power of sport to bring communities together in the most challenging of circumstances.

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