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Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle (2007)

Làn fhìrinn na sgeòil. The truth is in the story. When a young man, Angus, visits his dying Grandfather in hospital he cannot hold back his boyhood quest for the truth - the truth behind ... See full summary »

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Angus Peter Campbell ...
Seanair (as Aonghas Padruig Caimbeul)
Padruig Moireasdan ...
Aonhgas - aged 7
Crisdean Domhnallach ...
Donnchadh - aged 9
Winnie Brook Young ...
Mairi - age 11
Dolina MacLennan ...
Grandmother
Coll Domhnallach ...
Aonghas - age 20
Daibhidh Walker ...
Eardsaidh
Aonghas MacDhomhnaill ...
Am Mac Bu Shine
Annie NicLeoid ...
Ciara Gunnach
Martainn Mac an t-Saoir ...
Athair Ciara
Toby Robertson ...
An Diuc
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Patrick Loch
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Spainnteach
Iain MacRae ...
Domhnallach
Calum MacFhionghain ...
An Draoidh
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Làn fhìrinn na sgeòil. The truth is in the story. When a young man, Angus, visits his dying Grandfather in hospital he cannot hold back his boyhood quest for the truth - the truth behind the death of his parents and the truth behind his Grandfather's ancient, incredible, fearful stories. Stories from the whole swathe of Gaelic history of poisoned lovers, bloody revenge, water-horses and Spanish gold. His Grandfather hijacks Angus' life for one last time leading him to one of Scotland's most treacherous mountains, The Inaccessible Pinnacle on the Isle of Skye, and an ancient truth he never expected to find. Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle is the first Scottish Gaelic feature film. Làn fhìrinn na sgeòil. Tha Aonghas air a bhith air tòir na fìrinn o òige, miann a tha a' teannachadh na inntinn 's na chorp nuair a thuigeas e gu bheil am bàs gu laighe air a Sheanar. Tha fios aig Aonghas gu bheil an t-àm dha eòlas a chur air an fhìrinn mu bhàs a phàrantan 's cuideachd mu sgeulachdan a ... Written by Seachd: The Inaccessible Pinnacle

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Drama | Family

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5 October 2007 (UK)  »

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Seachd: The Crimson Snowdrop  »

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£650,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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The ceilidh scene features the wife and children of Angus Peter Campbell, who plays Grandfather, as well as the parents of Padruig Moireasdan, who plays Aonghas. The man who stands and sings the song, 'An Ataireachd Ard', is in fact Padruig's father. See more »

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Being in Gaelic doesn't make it a great film
11 March 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There are marvels in Seachd, particularly in the scenery. It's even a little bit enchanting - the old man is an intriguing character and a couple of the fairy tales are interesting enough. But that's where it runs out, really. This is a collection of fairy tales, and mostly they're too childish for an adult audience. The child protagonist is unengaging, and there's not enough plot or characterisation to make a whole film.

I love to see films about places like Skye, and about the social reality of an isolated community with a living but marginalised language. But this isn't enough, and I came away wondering if had the film had been in English, would we ever have heard about it? I guess it's of interest if you're into Gaelic culture or are learning the language. It is a startling backdrop - about 4 of my 6 points are for the scenery alone. That only leaves 2 for plot, characters and everything else - with some regret I say think twice before spending your time watching Seachd.


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