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A Man of No Importance (1994)

R  |   |  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)  »

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Um Homem Sem Importância  »

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Robbie Fay: Don't you be dirtying that nice clean bus, now.
Alfie Byrne: You have it lovely, Bosie. I can see myself in it, like Narcissus.
Robbie Fay: You're at it again.
Alfie Byrne: At what?
Robbie Fay: That stuff you do. Big words. Poetry.
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Theme For Young Lovers
Written by Percy Faith
Published by PolyGram International Publishing Inc.
Performed by Percy Faith
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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The Film is a Sleeper
8 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dublin in 1960,such an ideal locale for a story such as this one.You may just kick yourself for not viewing it sooner.I would enjoy it more if it had nothing to do with Oscar Wilde..however it captured an Irish American's heart.

Albert Finney is just one, in this well cast movie blessed with David Kelley and Rufus Sewell.

The cinematography is so professional,that you can "FEEL"Dublin beneath your feet and before your eyes...and the city did feel better back then..before the Celtic Tiger came and went.

A bus man in Dublin attempts to eke more out of his hum-drum life,by following his dream of "the theater"and his life becomes full when he meets so many different characters.

This is a must see!


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