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The Disappearance of Finbar (1996)

 -  Drama | Mystery  -  17 March 2000 (USA)
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Finbar and Danny are close childhood friends who live in a depressing neighbourhood in an Irish town. Finbar gets the chance to play soccer in an international soccer team abroad but can't ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Griffin ...
Danny Quinn
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Finbar Flynn
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Michael Flynn
Chris Meehan ...
Roscommon Cowboy
Toner Quinn ...
Roscommon Cowboy
Phil Calley ...
Roscommon Cowboy
Fran McPhail ...
Roscommon Cowbow
Pete Cummins ...
Roscommon Cowboy
Pat Henry ...
Roscommon Cowboy
Gerard Cullen ...
Roscommon Cowboy
Jake Williams ...
Young Finbar
Robert Hickey ...
Young Danny
Eleanor Methven ...
Pat Flynn
Marie Mullen ...
Ellen Quinn
Don Foley ...
Grandpa Quinn
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Finbar and Danny are close childhood friends who live in a depressing neighbourhood in an Irish town. Finbar gets the chance to play soccer in an international soccer team abroad but can't use it and comes back. He went as a hero and came back as loser. Even the relation to Danny gets worse. In an act of desperation he jumps from a bridge and just disappears. After years of missing Finbar, he calls Danny from Sweden and Danny follows this call disappearing from this neighbourhood, too. In an odyssey, Danny travels from Stockholm to the far north of Sweden, to Lappland, looking for Finbar. Up there, he does not only meet Finbar but also very nice people and the lovely Abbi. But the friendship to Finbar has changed and their lives evantually separate. Written by Gerhard Windecker <g.wind@mbox300.swipnet.se>

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Michael Flynn: What're you doin' here? Get off early or what?
Finbar Flynn: No.
Michael Flynn: So what happened?
Finbar Flynn: We didn't get on with those eejits.
Michael Flynn: Finbar, grasshoppers are about how you respect a team. It's not many who get a chance to get their arses over to Zurich to play football with them. Do you hear what I'm sayin'? A team that can get to those heights can hardly be called eejits, Finbar!
Finbar Flynn: Maybe I wasn't born to be a grasshopper!
Michael Flynn: So you've been sent off? You could never listen to what you were told. And I actually wonder; I wonder...
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Hopeinen kuu (Guarda che luna)
Music by Malgoni Gualtiero
Lyrics by Reino Helismaa
Performed by Markus Allan and Pedro's Heavy Gentlemen
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You'll hate it or fall in love with it.
23 December 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Bizarre, beautiful and quite unique; The Disappearance of Finbar is a difficult film to classify, starting out as a straightforward tale of teenage friendship turned to rivalry, transforming suddenly into a slow-burning, quiet but frequently wonderful oddyssey as Danny sets off on his trek through Sweden's stunning snowfields in search of the long-lost Finbar. Rhys-Myers is an unpredictable ball of energy while maintaining just enough of an air of mystery and distance, contrasting with Griffin's subtle Danny. The landscapes are to die for, the music grows on you and the film has a lingering, haunting quality. A little seen gem, this is the kind of movie that'll be adored and detested in equal proportion. 8/10


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