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Intermission -- Cillian Murphy stars in this urban story about the journey in the search for true love. The film explores the nature of human lives, the damage of routines and the effects of having to change.
Intermission -- A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence.
Intermission -- A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence.


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16 April 2004 (USA) See more »
Small town delinquents. Shady cops. Pretty good girls. And very, very, bad boys. See more »
A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Colin Farrell ... Lehiff

Kerry Condon ... Café Waitress
Johnny Thompson ... Old Man in Café
Emma Bolger ... Child with Ice Cream
Deirdre Molloy ... Woman in Shopping Mall

Cillian Murphy ... John

Brían F. O'Byrne ... Mick
Derry Power ... Elderly Man on Bus

David Wilmot ... Oscar

Owen Roe ... Mr. Henderson
Neilí Conroy ... Helen

Kelly Macdonald ... Deirdre
John Rogan ... Alfred
Tom Farrelly ... George
Gerry Moore ... Seamus Ruane

Colm Meaney ... Jerry Lynch

Deirdre O'Kane ... Noeleen

Michael McElhatton ... Sam

Ger Ryan ... Maura
Mikel Murfi ... Rabbit Man
Tomás Ó Súilleabháin ... Ben Campion

Pat Laffan ... Charlie O'Brien

Rory Keenan ... Anthony Lowry
Darragh Kelly ... Thomas Downes

Shirley Henderson ... Sally
Hannah McCabe ... Store Assistant
Donagh Deeney ... Danny the Busman
Taylor Molloy ... Philip (The Boy)
Barbara Bergin ... Karen
Tom Murphy ... Brian - Video Store Manager (as Tom Jordan Murphy)

Conor Lovett ... Mr. Leonard

Conleth Hill ... Robert
Pascal Scott ... Maurice
Norma Sheahan ... Student #1

Cathy Belton ... Student #2
Jeremy Anthony Earls ... Student #3
Catherine Farrell ... Student #4

Laurence Kinlan ... Drug Dealer
Patrick Murray ... Drug Customer
Conor McDermottroe ... Detective #1
Denis Conway ... Detective #2
Jeff O'Toole ... Thomas

Conor Lambert ... Nightclub Barman

Simon Delaney ... Bill
Ruth McCabe ... Celia
Jane Brennan ... Mrs. Rooney
David Herlihy ... Tony (Security Guard)
Michael Hayes ... Garda Officer
Stewart Donnan ... Cathal
Karl Shiels ... Wayne
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Max Kane ... Boy in Supermarket (uncredited)

Directed by
John Crowley 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mark O'Rowe  writer

Produced by
John Erraught .... associate producer
Neil Jordan .... producer
Des Martin .... line producer
Alan Moloney .... producer
Susan Mullen .... associate producer
Jonathan Sehring .... executive producer
Rod Stoneman .... executive producer
Paul Trijbits .... executive producer
Romany Turner .... associate producer
Tristan Whalley .... executive producer
Stephen Woolley .... producer
Original Music by
John Murphy 
Cinematography by
Ryszard Lenczewski 
Film Editing by
Lucia Zucchetti 
Casting by
Jina Jay 
Production Design by
Tom Conroy 
Art Direction by
Susie Cullen 
Costume Design by
Lorna Marie Mugan 
Makeup Department
Barbara Conway .... makeup assistant
Lorraine Glynn .... key hair stylist
Lynn Johnson .... key makeup artist
Conor McAllister .... hair assistant
Production Management
Des Martin .... line production manager
Caroline McManus .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Aherne .... first assistant director
Patrick Condren .... second unit director
Susan Drennan .... third assistant director
Suzanne Nicell .... second assistant director
Bairbre Quinn .... trainee assistant director
John Wallace .... trainee assistant director
Art Department
Maximilian Aita .... dressing props (as Max Aita)
Anthony Arkins .... stagehand
Ignacio Barbe .... set dresser
David Chambers .... stagehand
Austin Connolly .... carpenter
Barbara Dempsey .... assistant art director
Alan Dunne .... dressing props
Pascal Farrell .... chargehand carpenter (as Paschal Farrell)
Mick Flood .... property master (as Michael Flood)
Emma Hunt .... assistant props buyer
Darren Keenan .... painter
Matt Kirwan .... carpenter
Alan Lambert .... storyboard artist
Gerard Lanigan .... chargehand stand-by props
Daragh Lewis .... stand-by props (as Darragh Lewis)
Tom Lundy .... stand-by painter (as Tommy Lundy)
Shane McEnroe .... draughtsman
Adrienne McGrane .... trainee art director
Jim Moore .... stand-by carpenter
Ed Norton .... construction manager (as Edward Norton)
Carmel O'Connor .... props buyer
Bryan O'Flaherty .... carpenter
Liam O'Riain .... carpenter
Gerry Quigley .... stand-by stagehand
Alan Scott .... painter
Sean Scott .... master painter
Alan Siggins .... painter
Sound Department
Tim Alban .... dubbing mixer
Antonia Bates .... sound editor
Colette D. Dahanne .... adr mixer (as Colette Dahanne)
Richard Davey .... sound re-recording mixer
Paul Davies .... supervising sound editor
Brendan Deasy .... sound recordist
Ian Johns .... sound trainee
Alex Joseph .... sound editor
Christian Koefoed .... sound effects editor
Paul Lynch .... adr recordist
Eddie Quinn .... boom operator
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Dave Sloss .... adr recordist
Visual Effects by
Simon Burley .... software and technical
Mitch Paulson .... digital preview colorist
Avishay Sweiry .... visual effects
Howard Watkins .... visual effects
Paul Burke .... stunts
Anthony Condren .... stunts (as Tony Condren)
Aran Condren .... stunts
Brendan Condren .... stunts
Emma Condren .... stunt performer
Joe Condren .... stunt coordinator
Paddy Condren .... stunts
Patrick Condren .... stunt coordinator
Sean Condren .... stunt performer
Shay Doherty .... stunts
Dillon Kelly .... stunts
Norman Kelly .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Stephen Carthy .... electrician
Tom Collins .... still photographer
Fionn Comerford .... clapper loader
Richie Donnelly .... focus puller
Michael Farrell .... generator operator
Ronan Fox .... camera operator: second unit
Addo Gallagher .... electrician
Kevin Kileen .... rigger (as Kevin Killeen)
Michael McGrath .... still photographer
Terry Mulligan .... gaffer
Cormac O'Omáille .... camera trainee
Luke Quigley .... camera grip
Kevin Scott .... best boy
Chris Thornton .... film recorder operator
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... voice casting
Dixie Chassay .... casting assistant: UK
Brendan Donnison .... adr voice casting
Rebecca Roper .... casting assistant: Ireland
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Judith Devlin .... wardrobe supervisor
Ciara McArdle .... wardrobe assistant
Debbie Millington .... costume trainee
Leonie Prendergast .... wardrobe trainee (as Leonie Pendergast)
Editorial Department
Pani Ahmadi-Moore .... first assistant editor
Simon Brook .... on-line editor
Steve Farman .... negative cutter
Alice Greenland .... post-production assistant
Ray King .... colorist
Kevin Phelan .... head of post-production: Lip Sync Post, London
Clint Withington .... second assistant editor
Music Department
Daniel L. Griffiths .... score producer
Daniel L. Griffiths .... score recordist
Abi Leland .... music supervisor
Doug Trantow .... score mixer
Transportation Department
Dave Beakhurst .... action vehicles (as David Beakhurst)
Dan Breen .... transportation captain
Stephen Carroll .... action vehicles
Other crew
Mariangela Angelucci .... assistant: Mr. Woolley
Renee Burke .... script supervisor (as Renee Foley Burke)
Cliodhna Colgan .... production coordinator
Geraldine Daly .... location manager (as Ger Daly)
Brian Dungan .... trainee clapper loader
Eoin Holohan .... location scout
Basfi Hope-Ross .... assistant location manager
Majella Hurley .... dialect coach
Sarah Jordan .... assistant: Mr. Jordan
Cian McDonald .... assistant: Mr. Jordan
Dorothy McDonnell .... assistant production coordinator
John McKenna .... armorer
Karen McSwiney .... production accountant
Cathy Mooney .... assistant: Mr. Moloney
Peter Ogunsalu .... assistant: Mr. Woolley
Michael Swan .... location assistant
Sophie Tebbitt .... assistant accountant
Caitriona Ward .... publicist
Julie Nicell .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and violence
105 min | Canada:102 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Colin Farrell performs "I Fought The Law" over the end credits.See more »
Deirdre:I've got a guy who's well-off, who's attractive...
Maura:Who's *married.*
Deirdre:Well, you can't have it all.
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52 out of 67 people found the following review useful.
demanding but rewarding offbeat comedy, 13 March 2005
Author: Roland E. Zwick ( from United States

You may develop a slight case of whiplash while watching "Intermission," but it will be a small enough price to pay for the pleasure of the experience. This is a fascinating film that ingeniously weaves together a myriad of overlapping stories whose common thread is life among the Irish working class.

The screenplay focuses on a group of seemingly unrelated people whose lives crisscross and intersect in so well crafted a way that, as the story develops, a fully connected narrative soon emerges. Through a carefully thought-out structure and pattern, writer Mark O'Rowe and director John Crowley create order out of seeming disorder, and the overlaps never feel pre-fabricated or contrived - until the end that is, and then the contrivance is used for comic effect. The overarching theme of the piece is an examination of the subtleties and complexities that make up human interactions and human relationships. There are people here from all walks of life, yet they are basically united in their desire for love, commitment and acceptance from their fellow man. A few of them veer towards the criminal and/or violent side of life but most are just ordinary Joes (and Janes) trying to make the best of the lives they've been handed. This is one of those films in which the good people triumph over their failings, the not-so-good ones get the chance to make things right, and the irredeemable ones get their richly deserved comeuppance in the end.

Colin Farrell, playing a violent, two-bit hoodlum, is the only "name" member of the cast, but the film boasts a whole gallery of fine actors and actresses who deliver heartfelt, winning performances. The film is filled with humor and sentiment and just enough action and violence to keep the whole thing contemporary and cutting edge (with the usual nod to "Pulp Fiction," of course).

The real joy of the film lies in putting yourself in the hands of the filmmakers and letting them take you wherever it is they want you to go. The trip, I promise you, will be a rewarding one.

And you'll barely feel that whiplash.

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