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Conspiracy of Silence (2003)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 20 January 2006 (Mexico)
A can of worms is opened within the Irish Catholic Church following two controversial incidents, the suicide of Frank Sweeney, a parish priest and the expulsion of Daniel McLaughlin, a ... See full summary »

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Daniel McLaughlin
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Annie McLaughlin
Niall O'Brien ...
John McLaughlin
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Mary McLaughlin
Elaine Symons ...
Marie McLaughlin
Tommy Carey ...
Sean McLaughlin
Paudge Behan ...
Niall McLaughlin
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David Foley
Olivia Caffrey ...
Liz Foley
Anna Rose Fullen ...
Martha Foley
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Father Dowling
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Father Francis
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Bishop Quinn
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Rector Cathal
Harry Towb ...
Father Doherty
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A can of worms is opened within the Irish Catholic Church following two controversial incidents, the suicide of Frank Sweeney, a parish priest and the expulsion of Daniel McLaughlin, a young trainee priest from a nearby seminary, on the grounds that he was open to the sexual advances of a male colleague. A local journalist, David Foley, is convinced that Sweeney's death and Daniel's expulsion are linked. Desperate to clear his good name and be re-instated, Daniel agrees to talk to Foley. As the story gathers momentum, the Church closes ranks. Written by http://www.beyond.com.au/film/catalogue/film_catalogue/5.html#conspiracy_of_silence

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Conspiration Du Silence  »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,598 (USA) (3 December 2004)

Gross:

$2,598 (USA) (3 December 2004)
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Trivia

Padraig O'Loinsigh, who portrays Father Sweeney, choose to use a pseudonym, Patrick Lynch for his on screen credit. This was done purposefully. O'Loinsigh usually uses the pseudonym of Padraig (Patrick) Casey, but he chose Lynch instead, which is the same surname as the actor who portrays his life partner in the film, John Lynch, who portrays Father Matthew Francis. See more »

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Father Sweeney: The church has AIDS!
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Blue Mountain River
Written by Cara Dillon and Sam Lakeman
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Performed by Cara Dillon
Rough Trade, Licensed courtesy of Sanctuary Copyrights Ltd
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Well told story about a controversial subject
13 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well told story (sorry, but I do suspend my disbelief whenever watching dramas) that's very well dramatised, about the controversial subject of celibacy among the priesthood of the Catholic church. You get a bit of a history lesson about the subject too. No doubt this film falls into the category of a film with a "message" to the Church itself, but that doesn't detract in any way from the entertainment value of the story if you're not Catholic and don't have an axe to grind about this subject.

Well acted, beautifully filmed and thoroughly entertaining - what more do I need? What's more, no big name actors, so you can concentrate and enjoy the story for what it is.


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