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Love & Savagery (2009)

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In 1969, a visiting geologist from Newfoundland arouses scandal in a small Irish village when he romances a local girl who's destined for the convent.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louise Nicol ...
Mrs. Collins - the Principal
Mother Superior
Senior Tinker
Macdara Ó Fátharta ...
Thomas Collins
Sean Panting ...
Anne Butler ...
Mrs. Quigley
Amber Cull ...
Mary Callaghan
Lesley Dowey ...
Frank Deacy ...
Father Joseph
Aiden Flynn ...
Liam Collins
Sean Collins
Jim Hyland
Andy Jones ...
Older Man at Reading


Love and Savagery is a story of passion, fate, and the consequences of the two. In 1968, Newfoundland geologist and poet, Michael McCarthy, travels to Ballyvaughan to examine the "Burren" a geological wonder. There he meets Cathleen, a beautiful woman who captures his heart, but because of the path she chose when she was young she cannot allow him to capture hers. Written by anonymous

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Samples of ammonite fossils "collected" from the Burren are shown in the movie. These fossils are from rocks of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods (~200 to 65 Ma, and not the older Carboniferous (~350 Ma) period. See more »

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Star crossed lovers romance with an Irish & Canadian setting
15 January 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I liked this quite a bit. I will admit though that I initially only turned it on because I saw Allan Hawco's name attached. Jokes on me too because sadly he sports a bad 70's haircut and is beat up throughout most of the movie. This was also obviously made before he decided to hit the gym for all those shirtless scenes he finds himself in, in 'Republic Of Doyle'. Still I ended up getting quite involved with this bittersweet love story and really enjoyed the small Irish village setting and all of its colourful characters. Beautiful scenery throughout too.

This takes place in 1969 and (Hawco) is Michael, a student of poetry and geology from Newfoundland who travels to Ireland to explore unusual mineral formations. While staying at a small inn he meets Kathleen (Sarah Greene), a beautiful young woman who works at a neighborhood pub, he is immediately drawn to her and scandal erupts, with the villagers all going a bit nuts at the thought of the pair entering into a romance as Kathleen is destined to join the convent as per her mothers dying wish.

Yes this is a love story and it keeps you hanging too, not until the last minute do we know if Michael and Kathleen will get their happily-ever-after... 03.13

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