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The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)

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A middle-aged spinster falls in love with a fellow resident of her boardinghouse, who mistakenly believes she has the money to help him start a new business.

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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Aunt D'Arcy
Marie Kean ...
Mrs. Rice
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Alan Devlin ...
Father Quigley
Rudi Davies ...
Mary
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Moira O'Neill
Aine Ni Mhuiri ...
Edie Marinan
Sheila Reid ...
Miss Friel
Niall Buggy ...
Mr. Lenehan
Kate Binchy ...
Sister Ignatius
Martina Stanley ...
Sister Mary-Paul
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Mrs. Mullen
Frank Egerton ...
The Major
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A penniless middle-aged spinster scrapes by giving piano lessons in the Dublin of the 1950s. She makes a sad last bid for love with a fellow resident of her rundown boarding house, who imagines she has the money to bankroll the business he hopes to open. Written by Morganalee

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2 February 1989 (Italy)  »

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A Paixão Solitária de Judith Hearne  »

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$523,091
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Debut theatrical feature film of actor Aidan Gillen. See more »


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WHEN YOU'RE SMILING
Mark Fisher - Joe Goodwin - Larry Shay
(c) 1928 B. Feldman & Co Ltd
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wow!
17 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

had this film been properly distributed MAGGIE SMITH would have SURELY WON another OSCAR (her 3rd) - I have to agree with other users on this one - this HAS to be one of the greatest performances by an actress in all of cinematic history - watch it if only for seeing MAGGIE SMITH prove to you that she is indeed one of the GREATEST actresses that has ever graced the silver screen


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