SYNOPSIS

Shooting for Socrates is a David and Goliath story set in Belfast against the backdrop of the 1986 World Cup. In a Northern Ireland divided on religious lines, nine-year-old Tommy learns to make sense of his world through his passion for football and his father’s love of Greek philosophy. Meanwhile, the country’s football team, a collection of ringers and misfits, are pitted against a modern day Goliath – the Brazilian football team, led by the remarkable politician/philosopher/footballing genius Socrates de Souza who pronounces “victory is secondary, what matters is joy”. This joyous comedy is about following your dreams, no matter where you come from, and losing your heart to the “beautiful game”.

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RELEASE DATE

June 12, 2015

DIRECTOR

James Erskine

WRITER

James Erskine, Marie Jones

COMPANY

Soda Pictures

GENRE

Comedy, Drama, Sport

CERT

PG

RUNTIME

91 minutes

IMAGES