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This Sporting Life

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Original title
This Sporting Life
Running time
129 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
David Storey (Novel: David Storey)
Roberto Gerhard
Denys Coop
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Independent Artists / Julian Wintle/Leslie Parkyn Productions
Drama | Free Cinema. Rugby. Sports. Small Town Life (Non-North American)
Synopsis / Plot
Richard Harris is Frank Machin, an aggressive rugby-playing miner in the north of England who destroys the relationship he wants most by the force of his rebellious will. Anderson's incisive comment on class expatiation is as forceful as it is subtly riveting.
1963: Cannes Film Festival: Best Actor (Richard Harris)
1963: Oscar: 2 Nominations: Best Actor (Richard Harris), Actress (Rachel Roberts)
1963: Golden Globes: Nominee to Samuel Goldwyn Award (Best Foreign Film)
1963: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films
1963: BAFTA Awards: Best British Actress (Roberts). 5 Nominations
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