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12 October 2001 (Ireland) See more »
90 minutes you'll never forget
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6 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Directed by
Kirsten Sheridan 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Enda Walsh  play
Enda Walsh  screenplay

Produced by
Noëlette Buckley .... line producer
Stephen Evans .... executive producer
Angus Finney .... executive producer
Ed Guiney .... producer
Sophie Janson .... associate producer
Original Music by
Gavin Friday 
Maurice Seezer 
Cinematography by
Igor Jadue-Lillo (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ben Yeates 
Casting by
Maureen Hughes 
Amy Rowan 
Production Design by
Zoe MacLeod 
Art Direction by
Lesley Oakley 
Costume Design by
Lorna Marie Mugan 
Makeup Department
Muriel Bell .... additional hair assistant
Brid Broadberry .... additional hair assistant
Eileen Buggy .... key hair stylist
Fiona Hogan .... additional makeup assistant
Clare Lambe .... additional makeup assistant
Roisin O'Reilly .... additional makeup assistant
Maureen Smith .... additional hair assistant
Margot Wilson .... makeup artist
Production Management
Noëlette Buckley .... production manager
Paul Tully .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Conway .... third assistant director
Elizabeth Gill .... first assistant director (as Liz Gill)
Mary Gough .... assistant director
Luke Johnston .... first assistant director
Alex Jones .... trainee assistant director
Marcus Lynch .... assistant director
Art Department
Deirdre Byrne .... stand-by props trainee
Stephen Byrne .... additional stagehand
Alan Cheevers .... additional carpenter
Bronwyn Clohissey-Boyd .... master painter (as Bronwyn Clohissey)
Tamara Conboy .... assistant art director
Michael Connerty .... additional props trainee
Darren Crimmins .... supervising carpenter
Tom Dowling .... construction manager
Sean Drum .... carpenter (as Sean Drumm)
John Hand .... stand-by carpenter
Nicola Hughes .... props buyer trainee
Pat Kelly .... stand-by painter
Wendy Moore Kelly .... additional painter
Martin Kenny .... additional painter
Emer MacAvin .... props buyer
David Marsh .... stand-by props
Paul McDonnell .... stunt props
James McGetrick .... dressing props
John McHugh .... additional stagehand
Nuala McKernan .... property master
Fiona Mullally .... stand-by art director
Roy Murnane .... plasterer
Anthony O'Hanlon .... stagehand (as Tony O'Hanlon)
Bruce Ryder .... storyboard artist
Alan Siggins .... additional painter
Maurice Thompson .... construction buyer
Noel Walsh .... chargehand dressing prop
Sound Department
Daniel Birch .... sound recordist (as Dan Birch)
Alan Collins .... sound facility manager: ardmore sound
Brian Connolly .... sound trainee
Daniel Crowley .... boom operator
Michelle Cunniffe .... adr recordist
Michelle Cunniffe .... foley recordist
Patrick Cutliffe .... assistant sound engineer
Caoimhe Doyle .... assistant sound editor
Caoimhe Doyle .... foley artist
Patrick Drummond .... supervising sound editor
John Fitzgerald .... re-recording mixer
Robert Flanagan .... boom operator
Eileen Gogan .... assistant sound editor
John Iles .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Hugo Monks .... adr editor
Mervyn Moore .... sound designer
Gerard Roche .... foley mixer
Gerard Roche .... re-recording mixer
Jon Stevenson .... dialogue editor
Cathi Weldon .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Aidan Byrne .... special effects
Brendan Byrne .... special effects
Kevin Byrne .... special effects
Pat Redmond .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Dolores McGinley .... Inferno artist
Hubert Montag .... Inferno artist
Ruairi Robinson .... Inferno artist
Dominick Hewitt .... stunt driver
Eamon A. Kelly .... stunts
Donal O'Farrell .... stunt driver
Alan Walsh .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Garret Baldwin .... gaffer
Tony Devlin .... additional electrician
Billy Doyle .... additional electrician
Paul Fagan .... additional electrician
Jim Farrell .... gaffer
Tim Fleming .... focus puller
Eamon Fox .... electrician
Sarah Francis .... clapper loader
Michael Frawley .... electrician
Addo Gallagher .... electrician
Howard Gibson Steele .... electrician
John Heffernon .... rigger
Oisín Kelly .... grip (as Oisin Kelly)
Rob Kelly .... trainee grip
Dave Keogh .... additional electrician
Stephen Murphy .... clapper loader
Joanne Nellis .... camera trainee
Eugene O'Sullivan .... additional electrician
Peter O'Toole .... best boy
Sam Phillips .... additional grip (as Sam Philips)
Patrick Redmond .... still photographer
Peter Robertson .... director of photography: additional photography
Kevin Scott .... genny op
Willie Smith .... electrician
Paul Tsan .... grip
John Watters .... clapper loader
Ted Wellings .... stand-by rigger
Casting Department
Holly Ní Chiardha .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Barbara Callaghan .... additional wardrobe assistant
Clodagh Deegan .... additional wardrobe assistant
Gill Howard .... costume design assistant
Sarah King .... additional wardrobe assistant
Maura MacDonald .... wardrobe
Ciara McArdle .... wardrobe assistant
Roisin Ryan O'Brien .... additional wardrobe assistant
Jess O'Leary .... wardrobe mistress (as Jessica O'Leary)
Una Towell .... additional wardrobe assistant (as Una Powell)
Editorial Department
Peter Ferrari .... film grader
Mairead McIvor .... first assistant editor
Location Management
Lorcan Berney .... location assistant
Donnacha Brady .... location assistant
Peter Conway .... assistant location manager
Geraldine Daly .... location manager (as Ger Daly)
Gordon Wycherley .... location manager
Music Department
Andrew Boland .... music mixer
Brian Byrne .... orchestrator
Liz Devlin .... music production coordinator
Liz Gallacher .... music supervisor
Kieran Lynch .... music engineer
Caitriona Walsh .... orchestral manager
Transportation Department
Dan Breen .... transportation captain (as Dan Breen Snr)
Stephen Carroll .... action vehicles
Peter Doyle .... action vehicles coordinator
Kevin Scott .... driver: generator
Other crew
Sandra Campbell .... assistant production coordinator
Stephen Carthy .... disco lighting
Dennis Davidson .... unit publicist
Niall Delaney .... production accountant
Lisa Drayne .... production coordinator
Donna Fitzsymons .... assistant accountant
Gerry Grennell .... dialogue coach
Birch Hamilton .... assistant to director
Neil Horner .... title designer
Ciara Hyland .... trainee script supervisor
Julia Jones .... unit publicist
Nessa Linnane .... extras coordinator
Dorothy McDonnell .... production assistant
Catherine Morris .... script supervisor
Jane Roche .... production executive

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93 min
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Did You Know?

The second song played during the credits called "So New" was written and performed by Cillian Murphy, who played Pig.See more »
Anachronisms: During the flashback to Sinéad being spanked by her father Ger Canning can be heard commentating on a hurling game between Cork and Kilkenny, mentioning the names of DJ Carey, Henry Shefflin, Charlie Carter and Diarmuid O' Sullivan, who would only played with and against each other in 1999 at the earliest. The flashback was obviously intended to have been set long before then.See more »
[first lines]
Runt:Once upon a time, before there was any blue, I'd take a long long nap in a brand new home. This place, it's like I make up my mind to stay in this lovely warm pink room. The thumpity thump of the heart. My only true path. I tell the noisy world outside to fuck off with all your play-actin', for Runt. She go no where, for no one. That was a time when silence was some sort of friend.
Runt:But then my mom would heave and wake all inside. And Runt, she wakes up, cause a baby can't stay still forever. A baby must be born. So hold on mom, for the little baby, she's comin' out. Push the baby! Push the head! Oh the fuckin' pain. Man cry like a baby himself. Push now! Push ya fat mommy. And I arrive into this world of mine. The light so bright, it wakes me awake with a little baby's scream.
Gerry:She's a little beaut'. A diamond darling.
Runt:And I remember seeing my old dad. So full of the happy, he was. Then nursey hand me to my mum. And she's so tired, yeah? Opened up to spit me out into this funny old world. I smile at her, cause that's what babies do. And for the one and only time, we three are a family.
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72 out of 81 people found the following review useful.
The most unapologetic love story ever, 28 September 2003
Author: Grant Johnson (harkness78) from Minnesota U.s.

When I saw this movie for the first time, I liked it a lot, but was still on the fence of "greatness". Lots of good things happened but I wasn't sure if it added up to a full meal of a film.


I still had questions and popped it back in the next day and I can honestly say that this is the most romantic and touching film I have seen. Ever.

Yes its horrible, ugly, violent, brutal and painful to watch at many points but here is why it hit me like wrecking ball.

The story sets the two leads as friends of the highest caliber, being so close that a sort of hazy psychic bond has formed (although I like to think they don't really seem to notice/care, it just is). They in actuality are two halves of the same person, Pig being the voice, strength, and ego of the person. Runt is the other half consisting of the thought, rational and id. When they become separated, the calmer thinker deals better with others than the brash speaker. I feel that these points are clearly brought forth in the liquor store scenes where Runt literally calls him off the poor clerk, yet until Pig went too far, she was smiling at and enjoying the brutal scene. When something this unifying clashes with puberty, sexuality, society, coming-of-age, and separation they act out only as a person can. Neither of them are acting crazy or differently. This is all they know.

Other comments are very wrong when they say that Runt has feelings for the bartender or her roommate. Her feelings of love and devotion to Pig are always there, NEVER wavering for a moment. But shes learned to cope with the world should it become an issue to them, where as Pig has not.

Were I to be in the same relationship with someone that was that deep, that intense, I know that I would not hesitate to do anything Pig did. I dont believe in violence in any way shape or form either, I just know that what they have isn't temporary of fleeting. Hes not fighting to hurt people, he is literally fighting for his life. This depth of this notion of love is shockingly brilliant and really impressed me.

The end is the only sort of ending that could happen. Their love has become something so passionate and uncontrollable that it cant work in our world. No one would understand.

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