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Professional Foul

Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg
United Kingdom, 1977
TV Movie, Drama


Anderson, a philosophy professor, travels to Czechoslovakia to give a conference paper, all the while preferring to attend a football match. However his philosophical ideas are tested when he meets a former student.

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Professional Foul Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1978 | Winner: Best Actor in a Television Drama - Peter Barkworth

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  • Richmond Hill's rating of the film Professional Foul

    Perfunctorily filmed - not too many options with the subject matter to be fair - but a thrilling play on political, professional and ethical compromise, as well as modes and meanings of communication and language. Barkworth, an intelligent performer, delivers with crisp authority, wringing-out dry comedy from the less than amusing topics of philosophy, football and totalitarianism (in that order).

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