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Christine Molloy (writer)
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Release Date:
27 September 2013 (Ireland) See more »
After discovering his wife's infidelities, Gerry leaves London to look after his deceased brother's business and family in Singapore... See more » | Add synopsis »
2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Searching Analysis of a Complex Central Character See more (9 total) »


  (in credits order)

Aidan Gillen ... Gerry Devine

Zoe Tay ... Kim Devine
Molly Rose Lawlor ... Sarah Devine
Michael Thomas ... Lester

Claire Keelan ... Kathleen Devine
Michael Walsh ... John Devine
Ashleigh Judith White ... Isadora Devine
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Bennett ... Voice of John Devine
Daragh Brady ... Mister John Pub Regular
David Byrne ... Mister John Pub Regular
Chi Cheng Fong ... Funeral Monk
Maya Sophie Gilmore ... Ubin Stall Young Girl
Eddie Goh ... KTV Niteclub Crying Man
John Gullery ... Mister John Pub Regular
Fiona Jeremiah ... Mister John Pub Girl
Khairrunnisa ... Mister John Pub Girl
Liew Siow Kin ... Old Woman
Janice Koh ... Lek
Nickole Lau ... Mister John Pub Girl
Grace Leong ... Lester's KTV Girl
Kelly Lim ... Sinseh Assistant
Liu Liu Ling ... Hotel Owner
Cynthia Lee MacQuarrie ... Cheryl
David McNamara ... Mister John Pub Regular
Maryanne Ng ... Sinseh Doctor

Mayling Ng ... Yasmin (as Ng Mayling)

Shu An Oon ... Janjira

Adeline Pang ... May
Joanne Phang ... Mister John Pub Girl
Sebastian Sim ... Mister John Pub Regular
Su ... Mister John Pub Regular
Janice Fion Tay ... Mister John Pub Girl
Vincent Tee ... David Lim
Teho ... Poochi
Richard Toh ... KTV Niteclub Karaoke Man
Mohan Vellayan ... Mortuary Assistant
Mike Tan Kim Yang ... Hawker
Qi Yu ... KTV Niteclub Songstress
Wendy Hui Ling Zhuo ... Apinya

Directed by
Joe Lawlor 
Christine Molloy 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Joe Lawlor  writer
Christine Molloy  writer

Produced by
Fran Borgia .... producer
Alec Christie .... line producer: UK unit
David Collins .... producer
Joe Lawlor .... producer
Cinematography by
Ole Bratt Birkeland 
Film Editing by
Joe Lawlor (film editor)
Christine Molloy 
Production Design by
Steven Blundell 
Daniel Lim 
Art Direction by
Daisy Moseley 
Costume Design by
Meredith Lee 
Production Management
Tricia Perrott .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Dunbar .... first assistant director: UK unit
Art Department
Toby Browne .... standby art director
Grace Koh .... property master
Wyna Yow .... set dresser
Sound Department
Niall Brady .... Sound Designer
Niall Brady .... supervising sound editor
James Choong .... production sound recordist
Caoimhe Doyle .... foley artist
Garret Farrell .... adr recording
Ken Galvin .... re-recording mixer
Michelle McCormack .... dialogue editor
Jean McGrath .... foley mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Pawel Polak .... gaffer (UK)
Editorial Department
Warren Dowling .... digital intermediate finishing editor
Jennifer McCann .... assistant editor
Simon Thornton .... digital intermediate conform
Music Department
Ciarán Byrne .... score mixer
Stephen McKeon .... music
Gavin Murphy .... orchestrator
Other crew
Augustin Dukes .... floor runner: UK unit
Maggie Mitchell .... development executive: Samson Films
Eoin O'Faolain .... development executive
Neal Rowland .... head of development: Samson Films
Peter Tighe .... post facilities manager
Mary Claire White .... production executive

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Additional Details

95 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Zoe Tay first English speaking roleSee more »
Sarah Devine:I keep thinking about dad in the lake, I don't like the idea that he was all alone when he died I keep thinking about it
Gerry Devine:Yeah I keep thinking about it as well
Sarah Devine:Mom believes that dad's ghost is still in the lake
Gerry Devine:Do you believe that?
Sarah Devine:I'm not sure do you think it could be true?
Gerry Devine:I don't know... I guess it's possible, but I'm not the right person to ask... you really should talk to your mother about that
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Searching Analysis of a Complex Central Character, 5 December 2013
Author: l_rawjalaurence from London

Set in Singapore, MISTER JOHN has a straightforward plot: Gerry Devine (Aidan Gillen) travels to Singapore to find out what happen to his dead brother, the proprietor of Mister John's bar. He encounters various people including John's wife Kim (Zoe Tay), his daughter-in-law Isadora (Ashleigh Judith White), and John's best friend Lester (Michael Thomas), and while doing so discovers something about John's life, which seems to Gerry to be idyllic, unlike his own life back home in London, where he has experienced marital difficulties with wife Sarah (Molly Rose Lawlor). Despite numerous opportunities to carve out a new life, Gerry opts instead to return to London. Directors Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy create a claustrophobic world of interior and Singapore night life - a suitable backdrop for a penetrating study of Gerry's indecisive character. Tormented by memories of the past, he cannot make up his mind in the present. The camera focuses intently on his facial expressions, suggesting that he is somehow imprisoned by his nature. On the other hand we can see why he should think like that - even though John had carved out a good life for himself in Singapore, the world of seedy bars, nighttime pickups and one-night stands does not seem in any way idealistic. Modestly budgeted yet sympathetically photographed with an eye for color both in day and night sequences, MISTER JOHN is an unexpectedly haunting film.

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