French with English Subtitles
Irrepressible 12-year old Theo wants nothing more than to offer hope to his disillusioned father, Laurent, when an opportunity comes for Theo to try out for the youth training programme of English football club Arsenal. Despite showing obvious talent, he’s rejected for being too small, so Theo impulsively articulates a well-meaning fiction…one that quickly spirals and overtakes not just his life, but all those around him. As with Rosalie Blum, Rappeneau demonstrates skill at bringing empathy, humour and charm to the lives of ordinary people with this rousing and heartfelt story. Its timeless message of determination and community will speak to viewers of any age–or size.
Running time: 105 minutes approx.
Actors: Francois Damiens, Maleaume Paquin, Andre Dussollier
Director: Julien Rappeneau
DVD Region 4