Bye-Child is Bernard MacLaverty's film version of Seamus Heaney's poem of the same title. It concerns the story of a male child who is secretly kept in a henhouse at the bottom of a garden ... See full synopsis »

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Dick Holland ...
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Brian Devlin ...
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Patrick FitzSymons ...
Paddy's Father (as Patrick Fitzsymons)
Genna McCormick ...
Bye-Child
Daniel McGrady ...
Paddy
Paul Stewart ...
Chris
David Stratton ...
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Bye-Child is Bernard MacLaverty's film version of Seamus Heaney's poem of the same title. It concerns the story of a male child who is secretly kept in a henhouse at the bottom of a garden in a village in Ireland... See full synopsis »

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28 October 2003 (UK)  »

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£100,000 (estimated)
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Follows The Fall of Shug McCracken (2003) See more »

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excellent
14 February 2004 | by (britain) – See all my reviews

The film is thought provoking and moving. As events quietly unfold, you are drawn in to the helpless position experienced by the woman and child. Through guilt she continues to care for her father, through fear she cannot seek help from the world, they are transfixed by the moon.


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