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Traveller (1981)

Road movie telling the story of a newly wed couple of Irish travellers who set out on a smuggling trip to Northern Ireland.



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Cast overview:
Judy Donovan ... Angela Devine
Davy Spillane ... Michael Connors
Alan Devlin ... Clicky
Johnny Choil Mhaidhc ... Devine
Paddy Donovan ... Mr. Connors
Joe Pilkington ... Traveller man
Nora Donovan ... Traveller's wife
Christy Howley ... Priest
Róisín O'Hehir ... Post Office woman
Mick Tully ... Arcade man
Tiffy Moylan ... Hotel woman
Agnes O'Donnell ... Singer
Marian Richardson ... Angela's voiceover (voice)


A newly married couple of young Irish travellers need to get some money. They go on a road trip to Northern Ireland to buy radios and TV sets in order to smuggle them back into Ireland. After a car crash and a robbery in a post office, they go on the run to the West of Ireland.

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18 September 1983 (Portugal)  »

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Great film- little dialogue - great shots - lots of traditional music
4 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

A fine film with piper Davy Spillane and Judy Donovan in the leading parts. Nice scenes of Traveller environments, horses, Ford Transit van and bell-bottomed trousers. Little in the way of dialogue, but well filmed with plenty of traditional music. Davy Spillane plays a tune on the low whistle, and an air on the uilleann pipes sitting in a Pavee wagon. Some fine singing from Annie (Agnes?) Donovan as well here and there in the film. A raw realistic interesting film, you can almost feel the damp, with no Hollywood sentimentality. The copy I saw had French subtitles? Two newly married Travellers are sent to Northern Ireland to fetch a load of TV's stereos and radios and the film follows their relationship during the journey back to the Republic.

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