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Cal (John Lynch), a young man on the fringes of the I.R.A., falls in love with Marcella (Dame Helen Mirren), a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the I.R.A.Written by
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Dame Helen Mirren won the Award for Best Actress at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival for her performance as Marcella in this movie. See more »
When Cal and his father sit on the bed his father has a cup of tea with a spoon. He takes the teabag out with the spoon and puts the spoon on the table. In the next shot the spoon is in the cup. See more »
Many many years ago (late 80s) in a town near by I entered a record store and saw a sound track album by Mark Knopfler for a film called Cal.
Recorded at the same time and place as mega hit album Brothers in Arms, in the same way as Private Investigations and Local Hero the 2 albums had been done concurrently. Cal (the Album) contains the music that was not used on BiA, for what ever reason, wrong Vibe, too much like, whatever it is Mark's intimate music at that time.
Unlike Local Hero the film is a very sad, and much as I've tried to like it I cannot. Thankfully the cause of this story is now lost and hopefully forever.
I wold recommend the Album to anyone, but the film to no one.
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