About the film
The hysterical true-life story of Britain’s most famous ski jumper Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards and his journey to Olympic fame. Eddie is played by Taron Egerton (Kingsmen, Rocketman) and his coach by Hugh Jackman (Wolverine).
Cut from the Olympic ski team, British athlete Michael “Eddie” Edwards travels to Germany to test his skills at ski jumping. Fate leads him to Bronson Peary, a former ski jumper who now works as a snowplow driver. Impressed by Edwards’ spirit and determination, Peary agrees to train the young underdog. Despite an entire nation counting him out, Eddie’s never-say-die attitude takes him all the way to a historic and improbable showing at the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, Alberta.
Director: Dexter Fletcher
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Taron Egerton, Keith Allen, Iris Berben, Tim McInnerny a.o.
Length: 106 minutes
Language: English, also English subtitled
- Date: Wednesday 11 January
- Time: 19.00-22.15 (Doors open: 18.30)
- Location: Aula/ Auditorium, Erasmus Building on campus Woudestein
- Entrance: €4,-
Organised by Studium Generale and ESN Rotterdam