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Release Date:
12 October 2001 (Ireland) See more »
90 minutes you'll never forget
A twisted rite of passage. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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
Color (Eastmancolor)
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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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15 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
what's the color of the love?, 22 June 2003
Author: wildstrawbe from home

That's the question Runt (Elaine Cassidy) asks at the beginning of the film and her eyes throughout the film give you the impression that like an other Einstein the quest for an answer is distracting her from her life. I admit that when I first saw this film I thought it was stupid and some of the scenes really were unnecessary, like the one where Pig describes his fantasies about Runt to the camera. That might have worked well in a play but it doesn't work well in the movie. But after a second viewing and when I started to understand what the actors were saying because of their thick irish accents, I fell in love with this beautiful film. This is an incredibly beautiful love story of two teenagers whose life has been connected from the day they were born. A connection that has almost ruined their short life and the life of everyone around them. As Runt says at some point while she's staring at the sea "I wish the sea would take me out of me and turn me into something else" (or something to that extent). Elaine Cassidy who was so young and innocent in Atom Egoyan's 'Felicia's journey' turns from a sexy bird when she dances in the club and seduces Pig's random victims, to a dreamer when she's staring at the sea or the sun (the most beautiful moment of the film is the one where Elaine says "and the sun really is a big beautiful shining thing"), to a scared little girl when she watches Pig hit someone at the end of the film (I won't say more to avoid giving away the end of the film) or when she's talking with her new friend at the new school. A brilliant performance by this beautiful young actress. Cillian Murphy who I had the chance to see in '28 days later' gives us an excellent performance as the psycho who has given his heart to Runt. The music of the film is also very good. Overall, a film that rewards you if you give it a chance.

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