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How Harry Became a Tree (2001)

 -  Drama | Western  -  1 March 2002 (Italy)
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This drama is set in rural Ireland. Believing that "a man is measured by his enemies", Harry Maloney ('Colm Meany') sets out to ruin George O'Flaherty - the most powerful man in town, who ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Harry
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George
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Gus
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Eileen
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Father O'Connor
Gail Fitzpatrick ...
Margaret
Maighréad Ní Chonghaile ...
Maeve
Catriona Canavan ...
Irish Wake singer
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Musician
Jenny Ní Chléirigh ...
Girl 2 Playing with Music Box (as Jenny Ní Chleirigh)
Natalie Ní Chléirigh ...
Girl 1 Playing with Music Box (as Natalie Ní Chleirigh)
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This drama is set in rural Ireland. Believing that "a man is measured by his enemies", Harry Maloney ('Colm Meany') sets out to ruin George O'Flaherty - the most powerful man in town, who not only owns the local pub and most of the businesses in the area, but is also the local matchmaker. When Harry's son Gus(Cillian Murphy) - upon whom Harry regularly heaps abuse (mostly mental and verbal) - falls for the lovely Eileen, George helps get the two together during this time, Harry quietly mobilizes his dastardly plans. Written by Horselove

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Rated R for sexuality/nudity, language and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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1 March 2002 (Italy)  »

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Bitter Harvest  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)
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[lactating her large right breast into a cup]
Margaret: I'm not carrying any more of this milk around than I have to.
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A good film of the absurd
15 September 2001 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

I had the pleasure of seeing the world premiere of this film at the Toronto International Film Festival. It is a wonderfully funny movie with a great performance by Colm Meaney.

The script borrows from a Chinese story, but is placed in Ireland. The film is well-paced, beautifully shot, and includes wonderful performances by all involved.


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