ERIC & RAYMONE

By Jorn BILSE

MAIN ATTRACTION FILMS - as PROD

Comedy - Production 2011

A down and out ex-rockstar is hired as the world's most inappropriate child minder.

    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Drama
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jorn BILSE
    • Writer(s)
    • Jorn BILSE
    • Synopsis
    • Eric and Raymone is a comedy drama about hero worship, hope, loss and about breaking down social barriers.
      Eric is an out-of-control 8-year old boy whose mother has recently passed away from cancer. Eric and his father, George, are both trying to cope with the loss, but are doing so in very different ways. Eric feels alienated by the entire world and hates everyone including his friends and his father. In a further twist, Eric gets involved in petty crime.
      Eric's father has to find a way to control his son in order to avoid that he is taken into care by social services. So George seeks advice from a child psychologist who advises him that he must find someone who can reach out to Eric and connect with him, to bring him back from the emotional brink he's on.
      It seems an almost impossible task since there isn't anyone Eric doesn't hate. Then it dawns on George that Eric idolises Raymone, a faded rock star from decades ago. So, he sets about tracking down Raymone, who turns out to be an alcoholic and penniless wreck living in a caravan on a farm.
      George is a wealthy businessman and makes him an offer he can't refuse. For a considerable sum of money, Raymone is hired to be Eric's friend for a while.
      At first Raymone considers himself a reluctant babysitter, but as Eric and Raymone's relationship develops, Raymone becomes attached to the boy.
      From the outset, Raymone is of course Eric's hero and he has many illusions about the glamourous lifestyle of his idol, having little knowledge of how fame and fortune comes and goes. More comedy ensues as Raymone is doing his best not to disappoint his only fan.
      In the end, the father-and-son relationship becomes more important to Raymone than it is for Eric, since it gives Raymone meaning in life, something which has been missing for so many years.
Distribution Country
Release date
Distributor
Rights
Local title
Company Country Roles