A Dublin street kid is selected as a choirboy for Handel's first performance of The Messiah. His friendship helps deliver the composer from a temporary lack of self esteem and restores his great glory.

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Leon Pownall ...
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Jamie O'Flaherty
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Jonathan Swift
Seana McKenna ...
Mary Margaret O'Flaherty
Cody Jones ...
Wee Hugh Brannigan
Steven Miller ...
Toby Binton
Jennifer Rockett ...
Miss Abbott
Alegra Calder ...
Miss Cibber
Jan Nemejovský ...
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Marek Tapák ...
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Ladislav Kerata ...
Landlord
Herbert Moulton ...
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Peter Bzdúch ...
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Jakub Mrva ...
Toby's Friend
Jakub Gogál ...
Toby's Friend
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A Dublin street kid is selected as a choirboy for Handel's first performance of The Messiah. His friendship helps deliver the composer from a temporary lack of self esteem and restores his great glory.

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Filming took 5 days at Cerveny Kamen Castle above Casta, Slovakia, and 8 days at St. Martin's Cathedral in Bratislava, Slovakia. See more »

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20 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie in my Musical Appreciation class. It is about a boy who steals a chicken and runs into Mr. Handel. The boy's Mother was NOT an employee at the Catherdral, she cleaned and ironed shirts. The mother "bribes" Mr. Handel with non-starched shirts to save her boy from being in jail. Mr. Handel is writing the "Messiah", his most famous piece. The choir sucks until the washer lady's son is discovered by Handel. This Movie is a nice expiration's for those who love Musical history or for those who want to learn more about it. The only problem is bad acting towards the end. All-in-all this was a fairly good movie especially for a class.


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