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A Love Divided (1999)

Unrated | | Biography, Drama, Romance | 14 May 1999 (Ireland)
The true story of a Catholic man and his Protestant wife, and the events resulting in the Co. Wexford, Ireland community when the wife decides she doesn't appreciate being forced to send ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheila Kelly Cloney
Sean Cloney
Eileen Cloney
Nicole Bohan ...
Mary Cloney
Brian McGrath ...
Fred Kelly
Ali White ...
Dorothy Kelly
Peter Caffrey ...
Andy Bailey
Father Stafford
Reverend Fischer
Joe Gallagher ...
Alec Auld
Doreen Keogh ...
Lucy Knipe
Minnie Kennedy
Anna Walsh
Garrett Keogh ...
Jimmy Kennedy
Peter Gowen ...
Patrick Peely (as Peter Gowan)


The true story of a Catholic man and his Protestant wife, and the events resulting in the Co. Wexford, Ireland community when the wife decides she doesn't appreciate being forced to send their daughter to a Catholic school, despite the local priest's insistence she is bound by the pre-marriage agreement she signed to raise any children as Catholic. Written by Falling for an Actor - Liam Cunningham Web Site <liamfans@usa.net>

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Release Date:

14 May 1999 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Hit a szerelemben  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£31,793 (UK) (11 June 1999)

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1.85 : 1
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A Great Historical Piece of Cinema
28 October 2003 | by (New York City, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie might not put the Catholic church in the best light but it is telling a story based on true events. Unfortunately not everything in life, including religion, are all nice and rosy. Sometimes people and groups do things that at the time seem like the right thing but in retrospective do not look as great as they once did. "A Love Divided" tells the story of a family, yes it does incorporate religion, but really the story is about a family, and that family's ability to stay together no matter what is thrown at them. This film is also based on true events which is not to say that this story, scene by scene, is true, but if you were to look at news articles from that time period you would be able to see that neither churches handled the incident in a way that was helpful towards the family. Both churches are at fault here, the Catholic church for forcing such a regulation on the family in the first place and not responding to the violence that came with it and the Protestant church for telling the mother that she should just obey her husband and his priest and not put up a fight. In this case both let this family down. I believe that the film does a good job in showing this struggle in both the church and the family. It in no way shape or form is putting down the Catholic church, just the opposite, it shows how one incident can change the course of that religion's ideas and how one person can have an effect far more reaching then just themselves.

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