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Director:
Writers:
Deirdre Purcell (novel)
Deirdre Purcell (screenplay)
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Release Date:
13 September 1998 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Passionate Tale of Love
Plot:
Romantic drama set in rural Ireland of the 1930s. The story begins when 19-year-old Elizabeth has a brief fling with an actor and falls pregnant... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Beautiful, engaging film See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Elisabeth Dermot Walsh ... Elizabeth

Dermot Crowley ... Neeley Scollard

Liam Cunningham ... Mossie Sheehan
Rory Murray ... George
Maureen O'Brien ... Corinne Sullivan
Brian McGrath ... St. John Sullivan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Graeme Bird ... Bus Repair Passenger
Bairbre Ni Chaoimh ... Maeve
Karen Collins ... Margaret Scollard - Older
Mark D'Aughton ... Jack
Kevin Elphic ... Francey

Colin Farrell ... Daniel McCarthey
Sinead Harrington ... Mary
Maeve Kearney ... Mary Scollard (older teen)
Gerard Lee ... Gerry
Caoimhne MacCarthy ... Jacinta
Oliver Maguire ... Father Young
Eleanor Methven ... Tilly Harrington
Maurice O'Donoghue ... Mick Harrington
Cathal Ryder O'Donovan ... Francey Scollard age 6+
Noel O'Donovan ... Billy
Mary O'Driscoll ... Ida
Aisling O'Shea ... Margaret

Bairbre O'Toole ... Hazel (as Bairbe O'Toole)

Marcella Plunkett ... Kathleen Scollard (older teen)
Jim Queally ... Canon
Brendan Ring ... Eddie
Laura Rowan ... Kathleen
Bairbre Scully

Directed by
Richard Standeven 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Deirdre Purcell  novel
Deirdre Purcell  screenplay

Produced by
Robert Cooper .... executive producer
Jonathan Curling .... executive producer
Peter Norris .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stephen McKeon 
 
Cinematography by
Kevin Rowley 
 
Film Editing by
Richard Milward 
 
Production Design by
Nathan Crowley 
 
Art Direction by
Padraig O'Neill 
 
Costume Design by
Lorna Marie Mugan 
 
Makeup Department
Rosie Blackmore .... makeup department head
Carole Dunne .... key hair stylist
Fiona Hogan .... makeup artist
Tina Phelan .... makeup artist
Joe Whelan .... assistant hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Catherine Dunne .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Graeme Bird .... stand-by art director
 
Sound Department
Dave Humphries .... sound re-recording mixer
Alan Sallabank .... adr mixer
Alan Sallabank .... sound re-recording mixer
Trevor Swanscott .... foley mixer
 
Special Effects by
Maurice Foley .... special effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Emma Condren .... stunt performer
Joe Condren .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Darryl Byrne .... second assistant "a" camera
Vince Madden .... rigging gaffer
Philip Murphy .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jill Graves Power .... key costumer
Jessica O'Leary .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Paul Cullen .... transportation coordinator
Paul Kelly .... driver: cast
Stephen McGillen .... location transportation
 
Other crew
Kieran Creaven .... researcher
Kevin Donegan .... production coordinator
Kevin Jackson .... production executive
Poll Moussoulides .... dialogue coach
Tina Ross .... location scout (uncredited)
 

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50 min (4 parts)
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful, engaging film, 23 December 2002
Author: theprovinces from Los Angeles, CA

This is a wonderfully acted story of young Irish Catholic girl who is compelled to marry an unattractive widower(her only other option is a horrifying workhouse) after she's become pregnant (the proverbial one-night-stand) with a traveling actor.

Elisabeth Dermot Walsh (the young woman) and Liam Cunningham (neighbor and cousin-in-law) are absolutely delightful and maintain the viewer's interest throughout. The production is also beautiful. Dermot Walsh as a "dutiful" wife forced in a dreary loveless marriage is fantastic -- her disastrous flirtation at a local dance is actually understandable, given the stark circumstances that surround her. Cunningham conveys everything through his eyes and convincing acting. They're stunning and memorable.

Lovely, highly entertaining story.

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