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Hush-a-Bye Baby (1990)

A pregnant Irish girl tries to contact her boyfriend in British prison but her letters are not allowed through to him because she writes in Irish.

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Margo Harkin
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Emer McCourt ... Goretti Friel
Michael Liebmann Michael Liebmann ... Ciarán (as Michael Liebman)
Cathy Casey Cathy Casey ... Dinky
Julie Marie Reynolds Julie Marie Reynolds ... Majella
Sinéad O'Connor ... Sinéad
Rosina Brown Rosina Brown ... Mrs. Friel
Seamus Ball Seamus Ball ... Mr. Friel
Julie McDonald Julie McDonald ... Fidelma
Marie Jones Marie Jones ... Mrs. McGuigan
Alan Howley Alan Howley ... Lenny
David Coyle David Coyle ... Father Devine
Brenda Winter Brenda Winter ... Schoolteacher
Seán Doherty Seán Doherty ... Irish-speaking soldier
Brendan Mac Gabhann Brendan Mac Gabhann ... Irish teacher
Irene Bates Irene Bates ... Bean an tí
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Gorreti begins a romance with Ciaran, at her evening Irish-language class. When Ciaran is arrested by the British army, Goretti realises that she is pregnant and her world begins to crumble. She desperately tries to contact Ciaran in prison but, since she writes in Irish, her letters are not allowed through to him. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Language:

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Release Date:

8 April 1992 (France) See more »

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