Looking For Eric


1h 57m 2009

Brief Synopsis

Eric the postman is slipping through his own Manchester postal worker Eric Bishop is at the end of his rope. His two layabout stepsons show him no respect, his second marriage is in ruins, a car accident lands him in the hospital - and that is just the start of his troubles. The lovelorn Eric meanwh

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Bim Distribuzione; Bim Distribuzione; Film4 Productions; France 2 Cinéma; Icon Uk Group; Les Films Du Fleuve; Rtbf; Sixteen Films; Tornasol Films; Why Not Productions; Wild Bunch; Wild Bunch
Distribution Company
IFC Films; Alta Films; Calif; CinTart; Dcm Film Distribution Gmbh; Diaphana Distribution; Filmcompagniet; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Filmladen Gmbh; Fs Film Oy; Hoyts Distribution; IFC Films; Icon; Icon Uk Group; Icon Uk Group; Independenta; Mpi Home Video; SF Studios; Sf Norge; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Tiglon A.S.; United International Pictures; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

Synopsis

Eric the postman is slipping through his own Manchester postal worker Eric Bishop is at the end of his rope. His two layabout stepsons show him no respect, his second marriage is in ruins, a car accident lands him in the hospital - and that is just the start of his troubles. The lovelorn Eric meanwhile pines after the wife he left thirty years earlier, but lacks the confidence to reconnect. Only the friendship of his mates at the post office and his love of the Manchester United soccer team keep him above water. In desperate times it takes a spliff and a special friend to help a lost postman find his way, so Eric turns to his idol, French-born soccer genius and philosopher, Eric Cantona. With the enigmatic advice on life and love from Cantona to spur him on, Eric sets to get his life back on track.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Bim Distribuzione; Bim Distribuzione; Film4 Productions; France 2 Cinéma; Icon Uk Group; Les Films Du Fleuve; Rtbf; Sixteen Films; Tornasol Films; Why Not Productions; Wild Bunch; Wild Bunch
Distribution Company
IFC Films; Alta Films; Calif; CinTart; Dcm Film Distribution Gmbh; Diaphana Distribution; Filmcompagniet; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Filmladen Gmbh; Fs Film Oy; Hoyts Distribution; IFC Films; Icon; Icon Uk Group; Icon Uk Group; Independenta; Mpi Home Video; SF Studios; Sf Norge; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Tiglon A.S.; United International Pictures; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 57m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring May 14, 2010

Released in United States May 21, 2010

Released in United States 2009

Released in United States July 2009

Released in United States October 2009

Released in United States January 2010

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Open Eyes) July 3-11, 2009.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Main Competition) October 8-22, 2009.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Modern Masters) January 5-18, 2010.

Released in United States Spring May 14, 2010 (NYC)

Released in United States May 21, 2010 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 30-November 7, 2009.)

Inspired by the life of controversial French soccer legend Eric Cantona.

Released in United States July 2009 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Open Eyes) July 3-11, 2009.)

Released in United States October 2009 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Main Competition) October 8-22, 2009.)

Released in United States January 2010 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (Modern Masters) January 5-18, 2010.)