Sixty Six

Title: Sixty Six

Director: Paul Weiland

Year: 2006

Production company: It is Now Films

Sixty Six is directed by Paul Weiland (Roseanna's Grave, City Slickers II), from an original screenplay by Peter Straughan and Bridget O'Connor. It is produced by Elizabeth Karlsen, Tim Bevan, and Eric Fellner and executive produced by Natascha Wharton. The cast line up includes Eddie Marsan, Helena Bonham Carter, Stephen Rea, Catherine Tate, Peter Serafinowicz and introduces Gregg Sulkin as 'Bernie'.

It is the summer of '66, and England is about to be consumed by World Cup Fever. For 12 year-old Bernie though, the biggest day of his life is looming: his Bar Mitzvah, and the day he becomes a man. However, Bernie's family are increasingly distracted by the threat of losing their business and their wayward older son, and the scale of Bernie's Bar Mitzvah diminishes daily. Worst of all the Cup Final is scheduled to take place on the same day and when England makes it through the qualifying rounds, Bernie's longed-for Bar Mitzvah looks set to be a complete disaster…