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Cannes '09: Ken Loach's Shoots And ...

What an unexpected treat Ken Loach 's soccer inspiring football-centric " Looking For Eric ," was and makes the case for going into a film mostly blind. Loach's 2006 film " The Wind That Shakes The Barley " won the Palm d'Or that year, but we didn't know much about this one going in other than it was apparently a "comedy" -- not the most obvious genre, for the naturalistic, kitchen-sink dramatist -- and that it revolved around football (soccer for the yanks). Joyous, philosophically-minded and brimming with a zealous, but mannered lust for life, 'Eric' stars Steve Evets as Eric Bishop, a 50-year-old postman facing a midlife crisis, which manifests itself in an opening-scene breakdown and car crash (naturally, ....<br/><br/> 8:12 a.m. Friday 22nd May 2009 EST
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