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Six squad members of The Jackson Five team meet in Oxford for a weekly game of five-a-side football. Caught at a critical moment in their lives, they all face life-changing choices. Jacko, adrift since his mother’s death, is searching for a way out of his melancholy. Tommo, struggling as a single parent, is coping with the demands of work and fatherhood. Bel, devastated by her partner’s previous miscarriages, approaches the latest pregnancy with trepidation. Del Boy must face the twin traumas of a bullied daughter and the late night acts of violence on his take-away business. Jam, homesick for her home country, Namibia, and mourning the death of her grandmother, finds herself at the point of despair. Joe, seventeen-year-old drop-out, has lost his way, is searching for a purpose to his life. Using the last three critical matches of the season as a backdrop, the six players’ tales are interwoven into a narrative that examines the themes of life and death, family,... More > ambition, human warmth and alienation.< Less
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April 4, 2016
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