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After Midnight (1990)

An alcoholic night watchman in a Dublin hotel redeems himself with the help of a new assistant.

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Jas
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Sally Ryan
Ian Dury ...
Harry
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Ranjit Singh
Vladek Sheybal ...
Hiyam El-Alfi (The Hotel Manager)
Maurice O'Donoghue ...
Basil
Patrick Condren ...
Pat
Gerard Byrne ...
Winner
Sean Simon ...
Brendan
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Head Chef
Joan Sheehy ...
Colleen
Clionna Maher ...
Emily
Mikel Murfi ...
Michaeleen
Brendan O'Reilly ...
Drunken Guest
Brian Munn ...
Handsome Man
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Witty and under-rated tragi-comic drama
20 June 1999 | by (Devon, UK) – See all my reviews

This film follows a tragi-comic 'dark night of the soul' in a Dublin hotel, when the naive Ranj works his first shift as assistant night security officer. His mischievous drunken boss Jas (played by Saeed Jaffrey) becomes his flawed and unwilling mentor, introducing him to the rivalries and scams played out behind the scenes, until a crisis brings a revelation of what drives Jas's misanthropy and alcoholism. This is a much under-rated film, a witty and ultimately feelgood drama exploring the hopes and broken dreams of the misfit staff. Notable performances: Jaffrey as the complex trickster Jas; Ian Dury as the crippled (and criminal) telephonist; and the late Vladek Sheybal as Jas's arch-rival, the uptight Egyptian night manager.


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