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Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

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In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Morgan Jones ...
Building Site Worker
Father Liam
Mary Coughlan ...
Conor McEvoy ...
Ruth McCabe ...
Seamus Reilly ...
Peter Owens ...
Emmet Lawlor McHugh ...
Bianca O'Connor ...
Paraic Breathnach ...
Pat McCabe ...
Peepers Egan / Schoolmaster (as Patrick McCabe)


A young transwoman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age in the 1970s. She leaves her Irish town, in part to look for her mother and in part because her transgender nature is beyond the town's understanding. She's taken in by a rock band, falls for the lead singer, has brushes with the IRA, is arrested by the London police, works in a peep show, and poses as a survey researcher for the phone company. Throughout, her nationality and her nature put her at great risk. In her search for her mother, she makes surprising discoveries of friendship and family. But, will she survive? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Same world, different planet!


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Desayuno en Plutón  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$33,279 (USA) (18 November 2005)


$828,699 (USA) (24 March 2006)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Stephen Rea already played a man dating a trans woman - in the infamous The Crying Game (1992), also directed by Neil Jordan. See more »


Whilst the film is set in the late 1960s, early 1970s, the London underground train the Phantomlady disappears into, after Kitten ran down the escalator after her, is of the 1990s. See more »


Patrick "Kitten" Braden: The fantastic tale of Eily Bergen.
Bertie: I can't wait to hear the ending.
Patrick "Kitten" Braden: But you haven't even heard the start.
Bertie: I can't wait to hear that either.
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Crazy Credits

With thanks to the people of Callan Co., Kilkenny See more »


References Last Tango in Paris (1972) See more »


Zadok the Priest
Written by George Frideric Handel (as Handel)
Performed by Huddersfield Choral Society with
Northern Sinfonia of England
(p) 1991 ASV Records
Licensed courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
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The First Truly Great Film I Have Seen In ages....
1 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A masterpiece. I have not seen many of Jordan's other works, but I intend to give his career a thorough examining after seeing Breakfast on Pluto. I also now have an immense respect for Cillian Murphy. To go from 28 Days Later and Red Eye to the layered, mesmerizing performance of Pluto is astounding. The story of using fantasy to escape the harshness of reality is so appealing, one would think this movie could be accepted by the masses. Dreamy visuals, multi layered and realistic characters mixed with stark visceral violence and political mechanisms create an emotionally jarring experience unlike anything I have ever experienced before. I intend to go to the film again and perhaps again. And I urge everyone to go and see this film and support it. Instantly in my top ten all time favorite movies. Bravo Mr. Jordan and Bravo Mr. Murphy.

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