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7.8

This Sporting Life (1963)

This Sporting Life
Running time: 129 min. | Genre: Drama, Rugby, Sports, Rural life
This Sporting Life

Synopsis

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.

Ranking

IMDb
7.8

Cast

Nominations & Awards

Academy Awards

Best Leading Actor (Richard Harris)
NOMINATED
Best Leading Actress (Rachel Roberts)
NOMINATED

Golden Globes Awards

Best Leading Actress - Drama (Rachel Roberts)
NOMINATED
Best Foreign Language Film
NOMINATED

BAFTA

Best British Actress (Rachel Roberts)
WINNER
Best British Actor (Richard Harris)
NOMINATED
Best British Screenplay
NOMINATED
Best Picture
NOMINATED
Best British Film
NOMINATED

Cannes Film Festival

Best Leading Actor (Richard Harris)
WINNER
Golden Palm - Best Film
NOMINATED

Details

Original title

This Sporting Life

Director

Lindsay Anderson

Producer

Independent Artists, Julian WintleLeslie Parkyn Productions

Running time

129 min.

Screenwriter

David Storey (Novela: David Storey)

Music

Roberto Gerhard

Cinematography

Denys Coop

Year

1963

Country

United Kingdom United Kingdom

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