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A Man of No Importance (1994)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  February 1995 (USA)
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Alfie Byrne is a middle-aged bus conductor in Dublin in 1963. He would appear to live a life of quiet desperation: he's gay, but firmly closeted, and his sister is always trying to find him... See full summary »

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Alfie Byrne is a middle-aged bus conductor in Dublin in 1963. He would appear to live a life of quiet desperation: he's gay, but firmly closeted, and his sister is always trying to find him "the right girl". His passion is Oscar Wilde, his hobby is putting on amateur theatre productions in the local church hall. We follow him as he struggles with temptation, friendship, disapproval, and the conservative yet oddly lyrical world of Ireland in the early 1960s. Written by Michael C. Berch <mcb@postmodern.com>

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an extraordinary tale of an ordinary hero.

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Rated R for a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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February 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Um Homem Sem Importância  »

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$934,550 (USA)
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Alfie Byrne: She is like a dove that has strayed. She is like a Narcissus trembling in the wind. She is like a silver flower.
Robbie Fay: You know what I think?
Alfie Byrne: What, Bosie?
Robbie Fay: I think you're soft on her.
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Love Letters
Composed by Edward Heyman and Victor Young
©Famous Music Corporation
By kind permission of Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
Performed by Kitty Lester
MCA Record Inc.
Licensed courtesy of MCA Special Markets
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A Rare Gem
13 May 1999 | by (BOSTON, MA) – See all my reviews

Normally I do not like Albert Finney. In fact I think he's one of the most overrated actors in film (I suspect his style of acting works much better on stage). This movie was an exception. For once he played a real person, and, except for one or two scenes, managed to quench his desire to gnaw at the scenery. I found myself totally identifying with the lead character for once. All of the acting is very effective, and the story is believable. A rare thing in movies. This would be a good double bill for 'My Beautiful Laundrette'. Odd that Indian's present homosexuality believably in English films, but I have never scene an Indian film even portray homosexuality (and, yes, I have seen many Indian films).


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