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Orphans (1998)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  7 May 1999 (UK)
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Four siblings gathered together for their mother's funeral in Glasgow face individual torments over night during a tumultuous storm that rips the roof off the church.

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Michael
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Thomas
Rosemarie Stevenson ...
Sheila
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John
Ann Swan ...
Mother of Family
Gilbert Martin ...
Frank
Jan Wilson ...
Sandra (Woman in Bar)
Lenny Mullan ...
Julian (Bar Manager)
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Duncan
June Brogan ...
Mona
Paul Doonan ...
Lenny (Duncan's brother)
Linda Jane Devlin ...
Evelyn (Waitress in Bar) (as Linda Cuthbert)
Lex Keith ...
Himself
Hugh Ferris ...
Himself
Joel Strachan ...
Neil (Lad in Toilet)
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I quattro figli della signora Flynn si riuniscono a Glasgow, nella casa materna, in occasione dei funerali della madre, morta di recente. L'indomani mattina ci sarà la cerimonia funebre e, mentre un violento temporale si abbatte sulla città, i congiunti si preparano a trascorrere una notte molto difficile. I rapporti fra di loro si fanno più violenti man mano che le ore passano : bisogna accettare il lutto e cercare di ritrovare rapporti familiari ed affettivi ormai scomparsi da tempo. Written by rosebud6

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Are YOUR parents a burden?

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$16,098 (USA) (10 March 2000)

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$49,501 (USA) (17 March 2000)
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A magnificent film that deals with grief in a very black yet warm manner.
15 February 2002 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See all my reviews

A magnificent film that deals with grief in a very black yet warm manner.

Three brothers and a sister are torn apart upon the death of their mother. In the lead up to her funeral they all express their loss in different ways, from the recklessly violent to the automated responses of dealing with the ritual of the funeral itself.

Peppered with wonderful moments of Glaswegian humour - the graveside scene, though obviously contrived, is a moment of pure comic genius - this film is both deeply touching and funny.

If you like your humour dark, see it now.


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