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The Daisy Chain (2008)

A grieving couple move to a remote Irish village in the wake of their baby daughter's death. They soon take in an orphaned autistic girl, only to become involved in a series of strange occurrences.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Martha Conroy
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Tomas Conroy
Mhairi Anderson ...
Daisy Gahan
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Sean Cryan
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Cat
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Shay
Zoe Sheridan ...
Eva
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Orla Gannon
Orlaith Macqueen ...
Lucy Gannon (as Orlaith McQueen)
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Doctor Ferguson
Valerie O'Connor ...
Jenny Gahan
Patrick Moy ...
Jim Gahan
Barry Barnes ...
Sergeant Reilly
Maire Hastings ...
Trish Carter
Gary Murphy ...
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Martha, an emotionally fragile mother, who moves to a remote Irish village with her husband Tomas following the tragic death of their baby daughter. Whilst there, the couple decide to take in a disturbed and orphaned autistic girl called Daisy. Uncommunicative and greatly scarred by the violent death of her parents, Daisy gradually warms to her new surroundings. But, as a series of strange occurrences begin to be linked to the little girl, Martha and Tomas begin to hear rumors from the locals that Daisy might be something far more malevolent than she seems. Written by Marisa_Gabriella

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She just wants to play.

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Rated R for some language and disturbing content, | See all certifications »

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16 April 2010 (Ireland)  »

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Blick des Bösen - Sie will nur spielen  »

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Daisy Gahan: [finishing a sung lullaby] ... And 'out' will come baby... cradle and all
[looks directly at the camera with an icy glare]
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A haunting and beautiful film that will stay with you for a long time
12 October 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at a sold out screening at the recent Raindance Film Festival. It is a beautiful piece of work both haunting and affecting. Samantha Morton gives an amazing performance as does Steven Mackintosh but it is newcomer Mhairi Anderson's perfectly judged performance as the waif Daisy that stays with you and keeps you guessing right up until the end. Shot in the magical but often bleak landscape of the West of Ireland this is a haunting and beautiful film that will stay with you for a long time. Another very very fine film from one of Europe's finest female directors whose individual voice and point of view is always interesting. Congratulations.


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