Shooting for Socrates

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Shooting for Socrates

world cup sports football (soccer) belfast, north ireland 1980s

Shooting for Socrates

Release Date: July 11, 2014

Year    :   2014
Slogan    :   «Divided by conflict...united by a dream»
Genres    :   Comedy, Drama
Production Companies    :   New Black Films
Director    :   James Erskine
Producers    :   James Erskine, Victoria Gregory
Writers    :   Marie Jones, James Erskine
RunTime    :   92 mins.

Set in Belfast against the backdrop of the 1986 World Cup, Shooting for Socrates tells the story of a momentous time in Northern Ireland's football history through the eyes of players, fans and the media. The film also follows the lives of passionate football supporter Arthur and his son Tommy from East Belfast. The lead up to a momentous day in the life of a young boy (his 10th birthday) mirrors the build up to the big day for the Northern Ireland football team as they play the greatest match of their lives.

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