Synopsis: One of the finest British films ever made, this benchmark of "kitchen-sink realism" follows the self-defeating professional and romantic pursuits of a miner turned rugby player eking out an existence in drab Yorkshire. With an astonishing, raging performance by a young Richard Harris, an equally blistering turn by fellow Oscar nominee Rachel Roberts as the widow with whom he lodges, and electrifying direction by Lindsay Anderson, in his feature-film debut following years of documentary work, THIS SPORTING LIFE remains a dramatic powerhouse.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Production Year: 1963
- "A smashing victory. Lucid, realistic stuff...tough and genuine.", The New York Times
- 1963: Nominee, Oscar, Best Actress, Academy
- 1963: Nominee, Oscar, Best Actor, Academy