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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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(as Sydney Macartney)
4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »
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Lucy Knipe
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Anna Walsh
Garrett Keogh ...
Jimmy Kennedy
Peter Gowen ...
Patrick Peely (as Peter Gowan)
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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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£31,793 (UK) (11 June 1999)
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An excellent and thought-provoking (and also award winning) film.
4 November 2000 | by (Boston) – See all my reviews

This movie is about a side of Ireland that Americans don't normally see, the narrow-minded religiously prejudiced side of the 'friendliest race in the world'. The movie, by the admission of the inhabitants of Fethard who are old enough to remember the events, is fairly accurate (though they insist that the film-makers invented some of the more violent scenes just to spice up the action).

The movie was very unpopular in Ireland as it portrayed the Catholic church in a bad light, but the simple fact is that representatives of the Catholic church *did* organise vetoes of minorities (before Protestants it was the Jews).

The film is a fascinating insight into the whole issue of religion in Ireland


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