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Eight (1998)

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.

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Stephen Daldry

Writer:

Tim Clague
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Jack Langan-Evans Jack Langan-Evans ... Jonathan
Mark E'von Mark E'von ... Terry
Gina McKee ... Mum
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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.

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English

Release Date:

7 July 2005 (Hungary) See more »

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N'That See more »

Filming Locations:

Poole, Dorset, England, UK See more »

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

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You'll Never Walk Alone
Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
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A tremendous debut and a name to watch out for.
22 February 2001 | by zondervanSee 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.


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