A day in the life of an eight-year-old soccer fan who has to come to terms with living in a strange new town and the loss of his father.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Joyride (1995)
Short | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The electrifying journey of a cable repairman at the hands of two lunatic joy riders. In the middle of night, in the middle of winter and, yes, in the middle of nowhere.

Director: Jim Gillespie
Stars: Christopher Fulford, Frank Gallagher, David MacKay
Gasman (1998)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

It's the Christmas season. With her mom's help, Lynne, a girl of perhaps eight, dresses up; her younger brother Steven plays with a toy car. The children leave with their dad, who's ... See full summary »

Director: Lynne Ramsay
Stars: Lynne Ramsay Jr., Martin Anderson, James Ramsay
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Five people's lives that are curiously intertwined happen to all be at a diner at the same time. An old man (Hall) gives advice to a young man (Baltz) about his cheating wife and best ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Kirk Baltz, Philip Baker Hall, Scott Coffey
About a Girl (2001)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A girl tells the story of her life and hopes for the future.

Director: Brian Percival
Stars: Ashley Thewlis, John Slater, Sue Jaynes
Lick the Star (1998)
Drama | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A clique of school girls devise a secret plan that they code-name "Lick the Star".

Director: Sofia Coppola
Stars: Christina Turley, Audrey Kelly, Julia Vanderham
Inside-Out (1999)
Short | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Girl cleaning windows of an Oxford St store catches the eye of a guy in the street who larks about much to her amusement

Directors: Charles Guard, Thomas Guard
Stars: Lena Headey, Simon McBurney
Late Bloomer (2004)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Loosely based on the dark tales of HP Lovecraft, "Late Bloomer" is a compelling and humorous journey through a young boy's first sexual education class.

Director: Craig William Macneill
Stars: Clay McLeod Chapman, Sam Borenzweig, Lauren Bond
New Boy I (2007)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Captures the experience of being the new kid in school through the eyes of Joseph, a nine year-old African boy.

Director: Steph Green
Stars: Olutunji Ebun-Cole, Simon O'Driscoll, Fionn O'Shea
Asad (2012)
Short | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A coming of age fable of a Somali boy as he struggles to survive in his war-torn land.

Director: Bryan Buckley
Stars: Harun Mohammed, Ibrahim Moallim Hussein, Ali Mohammed
Short | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A nosy neighbor, a drug dealer and an angry husband make for a move-in day that two men will never forget.

Director: Joachim Back
Stars: Vincent D'Onofrio, Kevin Corrigan, Liane Balaban
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Belmonde lives in 1990's London as an iconic, cool Frenchman modeled on the new wave cinema of the 1960's. Really he is English and middle class - a fact that his family won't let him forget!

Director: Toby MacDonald
Stars: Kris Marshall, Camilla Rutherford, Laura Lumley
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A teenage boy plays truant from school, and spends the day riding around the town and the deserted beach on his bicycle, letting his mind wander as he imagines he is the only person in the world.

Director: Ridley Scott
Stars: Tony Scott
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Jack Langan-Evans ...
Jonathan
Mark E'von ...
Terry
...
Mum
Edit

Storyline

A day in the life of an eight-year-old soccer fan who has to come to terms with living in a strange new town and the loss of his father.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

7 July 2005 (Hungary)  »

Also Known As:

N'That  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Edited into Cinema16: British Short Films (2003) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A tremendous debut and a name to watch out for.
22 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

I didn't know a whole lot about this film when I saw it at a Leicester Square Cinema, only that the scriptwriter Tim Clague had picked up the prestigious Jerwood Prize.

It appeared before Practical Magic and frankly I know which film I would watch again out of the two.

This film is a funny but tender snapshot of a day in the life of a small boy relocated from Liverpool to the South Coast.

The script is warm and human and I've yet to see another film that can through so few words accurately depict the naturalness of youth.

Hopefully we'll see far more of Tim and his work in the future, I personally would like to see how his dialogue could expand to a feature length piece. The UK film industry looks in good shape with this type of talent ready to surface.


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
You can watch this on youtube... BitseyBloom
Discuss Eight (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?