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Cal (1984)

Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA.

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Nominated for 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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... Marcella
... Cal
... Shamie
... Skeffington
... Cyril Dunlop
Stevan Rimkus ... Crilly
Catherine Gibson ... Mrs. Morton
Louis Rolston ... Dermot Ryan
Tom Hickey ... Preacher
Gerard Mannix Flynn ... Arty
Seamus Forde ... Mr. Morton
Edward Byrne ... Skeffington Sr
... Man in Library
Audrey Johnson ... Lucy
Brian Munn ... Robert Morton
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Cal, a young man on the fringes of the IRA, falls in love with Marcella, a Catholic woman whose husband, a Protestant policeman, was killed one year earlier by the IRA. Written by Mark Whitnall <whitnall@rockroseweb.com>

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Out of Ireland's struggle, a passionate love is born.


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24 August 1984 (USA)  »

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Cal - Memórias de um Terrorista  »

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First produced screenplay for a cinema movie of writer Bernard MacLaverty. See more »

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After Cal is beaten up in the street his father gives him a glass of liquor which he takes in his right hand but drinks it in his left. See more »

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Marcella: Would you die for me?
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Referenced in The Lost Boys (1987) See more »

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30 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

the atmosphere, the predictable end, Cal as a kind of new Raskolnikov, the love story , the cinematography, all, each are pieces of a beautiful film about pain, past and regrets. and this is the explanation why "Cal" remains, against the errors, a gem . because it reflects, in delicate-precise manner, a state. ambiguous, profound, Irish at whole, shadow of deep solitude and the illusion to escape from yourself. and, sure, the chance to have two great actors in the lead roles is one of the good things. but its force is result of the belief in the second chance. and in the forgiveness who could change everything. in essence, it is the film of John Lynch who gives a splendid Cal. but, in same measure, it is one of films for remember. not only the traces of the past. but the price of its errors.


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