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Bloom -- Adapted from James Joyce's Ulysses, Bloom is the enthralling story of June 16th, 1904 and a gateway into the consiousness of its three main characters: Stephen Dedalus, Molly Bloom and the extraordinary Leopold Bloom.

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James Joyce (novel)
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Release Date:
16 April 2004 (Ireland) See more »
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The enthralling story of June 16th, 1904. See more »
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Adapted from James Joyce's Ulysses, Bloom is the enthralling story of June 16th, 1904 and a gateway into the consiousness of its three main characters: Stephen Dedalus, Molly Bloom and the extraordinary Leopold Bloom. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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(24 articles)
Toronto Film Review: ‘The Sound and the Fury’
 (From Variety - Film News. 5 September 2014, 10:00 PM, PDT)

Indie Spotlight
 (From DailyDead. 31 August 2014, 12:22 PM, PDT)

Vertical takes Us on Out Of The Dark
 (From ScreenDaily. 25 August 2014, 2:46 PM, PDT)

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"History Channel" Does Joyce See more (13 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Stephen Rea ... Leopold Bloom

Angeline Ball ... Molly Bloom

Hugh O'Conor ... Stephen Dedalus
Neilí Conroy ... Driscoll
Eoin McCarthy ... Blazes Boylan
Alvaro Lucchesi ... Buck Mulligan
Maria Hayden ... May Dedalus
Aideen McDonald ... Veiled girl
Pat McGrath ... Butcher

Mark Huberman ... Haines
Kenneth McDonnell ... Armstrong
Hugh MacDonagh ... Schoolboy
Andrew McGibney ... Colm / Newsboy
Dan Colley ... Bannon

Des Braiden ... Deasy
Donncha Crowley ... Father Coffey
Ronnie Masterson ... Postmistress
Britta Smith ... Martha

Paul Ronan ... Lenehan
Alan Devlin ... Simon Dedalus

Phelim Drew ... Martin Cunningham
Ronan Wilmot ... Virag Bloom
Peter Dix ... Man in macintosh
Peadar Lamb ... Editor

Sarah Jane Drummey ... Dilly Dedalus

Dearbhla Molloy ... Mrs. Breen
Jenny Maher ... Mina Purefoy
Ruaidhri Finnegan ... Apjohn
Eoin MacDonagh ... Goldberg
Howard Jones ... Young Bloom
Peter Gaynor ... Russel
Russel Smith ... Eglington
Seamus Walsh ... Blindman
Mal Whyte ... Librarian
Jack Lynch ... Bookseller

Patrick Bergin ... The citizen
Jimmy Keogh ... Alf
Donal O'Kelly ... Joe
Tom Bye ... Man in pub
Rachael Pilkington ... Gerty (as Rachel Pilkington)
Jamie Baker ... Tommy
Colman Hanley ... Jackey
Conor Delaney ... Madden
Charlie Bonner ... Pvt. Compton
Alexander Downes ... Pvt. Carr
Eamon Rohan ... Paddy Dignam
Luke Hayden ... Keyes

Julie Hale ... Zoe
Maria Lennon ... Bella
Caoileann Murphy ... Young Molly Bloom
Ciaran O'Brien ... Mulvey
Dermot Moore ... Mr. Stanhope
Steve Simmonds ... Molly's father
Maurice Shanahan ... Capt. Groves
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Justin C. Cohen ... Bystander

Mick Fitzgerald ... Fishmonger
Adam Fox Clarke ... Rudy Bloom
Raymond Kean ... Man in brothel

Directed by
Sean Walsh 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Joyce  novel

Produced by
Mark Byrne .... co-producer
Steve McGettigan .... associate producer
Gerry Moloney .... associate producer
Gerry Murphy .... executive producer
Crohan O'Shea .... associate producer
Sean Walsh .... producer
Stephen Walsh .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
David Kahne 
 
Cinematography by
Ciarán Tanham 
 
Film Editing by
Sarah Armstrong 
 
Casting by
Daniel Hubbard 
Mary Maguire 
 
Production Design by
Mervyn Rowe 
 
Art Direction by
Stephen Simmonds 
 
Costume Design by
Tara Van Zyl 
 
Makeup Department
Muriel Bell .... hair stylist
Rosie Blackmore .... key makeup artist
Bernie Dooley .... key hair stylist
Aisling Nairn .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Donal Ruane .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rebecca Daly .... trainee assistant director
Jill Dempsey .... second assistant director
Nick McCarthy .... first assistant director
Sinéad Murphy .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Oisin Breen .... property master
BinBin Chen .... art department support
Tamara Conboy .... assistant art director
Riad Karim .... set dresser (as Riad Karin)
Gareth Mills .... set dresser
John Neligan .... buyer
John Neligan .... prop buyer
John Nelligan .... property buyer
Andy O'Neill .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Ray Cross .... sound mixer
Adam Daniel .... sound re-recording mixer
Graham Daniel .... sound re-recording mixer
Caoimhe Doyle .... foley artist
Liz Greene .... sound trainee
Conor O'Toole .... boom operator
 
Special Effects by
Peter Haddon .... colourist
 
Stunts
Donal O'Farrell .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Brennan .... HD consultant
Keith Durham .... focus puller
Niall Mannion .... gaffer
Aideen McCarthy .... camera trainee
Stephen Murphy .... Steadicam operator
Darragh Shanahan .... still photographer
Paul Tsan .... key grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Bergin .... costume consultant
Kevin Gleeson .... wardrobe
Carol Graham .... costume supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Paul Cullen .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Grainne Mac Anthony .... location trainee
Ed Baran .... publicist
Richard Collins .... horse master
Gillian Flood .... clearance
Sinead Hanna .... production accountant
Kieran Hennessy .... location manager
Jeanette McGrath .... script supervisor
Conor O'Carroll .... assistant location manager
 

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Rated R for sexual content including dialogue
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113 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Director Sean Walsh's name appears as the owner of one of the horses in the paper in one scene.See more »
Quotes:
Leopold Bloom:I stand, so to speak, with an unposted letter before the too late box of the general post office of human life.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of Ulysses (1967)See more »

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2 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
"History Channel" Does Joyce, 10 July 2007
Author: Bob-562 from Connecticut

A total disappointment. I thought the Strick 1967 version was bad; compared to this, that version seems like "Citizen Kane." Where to begin?? The direction is far too facile & literal--much of the film is done in voiceovers, and in some scenes every literal reference finds its way on film. The filming of the "Circe" episode is the most wince-inducing, because we see as "real" what is for the most part dream/hallucination-induced. In addition, the actors are all wrong. Stephen Rea was brilliant in "Crying Game"; however, pushing 60, he's too old for the 38-year-old Leopold Bloom. The guy playing Stephen Dedalus seems like an adolescent and far too giddy for a guy who neither bathes nor has fond memories of his mother's death (never mind his trauma over having a Brit shoot up his domicile). The actress playing Molly __seems__ too young and is too physically fit. (In the book, everyone refers to her as being fat). The only enjoyable parts of the movie had nothing to do with the film production BUT everything to do with Joyce's writing. Read the book! Bob

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