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Poitín (1978)

A poitín maker attempts to avoid the attentions of the Gardaí in Connemara in the west of Ireland.

Director:

Bob Quinn

Writer:

Colm Bairead
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Cast

Credited cast:
Cyril Cusack ... Michil
Donal McCann ... Labhrás
Niall Toibin ... Sleamhnan
Maighréad Ní Chonghaile Maighréad Ní Chonghaile ... Máire
Tom Sailí Ó Flaithearta Tom Sailí Ó Flaithearta ... Marcus (as Tomás Ó Flatharta)
Macdara Ó Fátharta Macdara Ó Fátharta ... Garda
Mick Lally Mick Lally ... Garda sergeant (as Micheál Ó Maolallaí)
Seán Ó Coisdealbha Seán Ó Coisdealbha ... Óstóir
Tomás MacEoin Tomás MacEoin ... Amhránaí
Bairbre Uí Dhonncha Bairbre Uí Dhonncha ... Bean
Colm Bairéad Colm Bairéad ... Feirmeoir
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Choil Mhaidhc Johnny Choil Mhaidhc
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Storyline

A poitín maker attempts to avoid the attentions of the Gardaí in Connemara in the west of Ireland.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

Irish

Release Date:

November 1978 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Poteen See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Cine Gael See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The script for the film was awarded the first ever film script award presented by the Irish Arts Council. See more »

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Featured in Irish Cinema: Ourselves Alone? (1995) See more »

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New digitally remastered version of Poitin
13 August 2007 | by alcuin70See all my reviews

Poitin has been digitally remastered and a new 35mm print produced by Framestore in London and Windmill lane in Dublin. A music score has been composed by Bill Whelan (composer of Riverdance). Originally there was no music used in the film - apart from one brief interjection of Arabic music from a radio. The new version was premiered this Summer at the Galway Film Fleadh (12th July 2007), exactly thirty years after the film was shot in Conamara. Niall Toibin, the survivor of the trio of imported actors (Cusack & McCann were the two others), was guest of honor. In September the film is to start doing the rounds of Festivals. A DVD of the new film will be made available soon. The old version is available from the Cinegael website.


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