Regisseur Ken Loach: Just the fact that it’s about friendship and about coming to terms with who you are. It’s a film against individualism: we’re stronger as a gang than we are on our own. You can be pretentious about this but it is about the solidarity of friends, which is epitomised in a crowd of football supporters. But also where you work and the people you work alongside. Although that seems an almost trite observation, it’s still not the spirit of the age. Or it hasn’t been the spirit of the age for the last 30 years, where people are your competitors, not your comrades.
Volgens Olivier Delcroix het enige lichtpuntje op het filmfestival te Cannes:
Gelukkig niet enkel en alleen nihilisme op de witte doeken te Cannes.
Vanaf 17 september (2009) in de Nederlandse bioscopen.