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This Is My Father (1998)
A beautiful film - true to life in Ireland in the 30's/40's
For anyone who thinks that life wasn't ever like this in Ireland, think again.
Class boundaries meant that such romances involving the two leads were seriously frowned upon by most, if not all, people back then.
The film, I think, captures perfectly the period. I didn't notice a single item/scene that wasn't right for the time involved. Down to things like the cutlery etc. were very much in keeping with the era.
The story doesn't have the conventional _Happy Ever After_ ending too, which, for a relatively mainstream film, must be a bonus. It's quite tiring seeing everyone walk happily into the sunset hand-in-hand when real life is anything but. The sex scene was very well done and probably realistic, not that I'd know about that :-).
For an Irish person, it was great seeing Mrs. Riordan in the role as the story teller :-). What an incredibly over-the-top performance! As for Meaney, Gleeson and Shortt (the other cop), excellent too!