Alfie Byrne is a middle-aged bus conductor in Dublin in 1963. He would appear to live a life of quiet desperation: he's gay, but firmly closeted, and his sister is always trying to find him "the right girl". His passion is Oscar Wilde, his hobby is putting on amateur theatre productions in the local church hall. We follow him as he struggles with temptation, friendship, disapproval, and the conservative yet oddly lyrical world of Ireland in the early 1960s.
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an extraordinary tale of an ordinary hero.
Did You Know?
The Bus Depot film location was the Broadstone Dublin Bus Depot, in Dublin 7, Ireland. Formerly, the Broadstone Railway Terminus, prior to the de-commissioning of the Great Western Railway line, and it being used as a Bus Depot, in the mid 2010s, the forecourt was completed demolished to accommodate the Luas Cross City tram Stop and route passing what would later become the new consolidated DIT Grangegorman university campus. By coincidence, the former "mental hospital" land adjacent to Broadstone Depot, that would later become the DIT Student Accommodation site, was used as a backlot to build the (geographically inaccurate) O'Connell Street/GPO exterior set for Neil Jordan's "Michael Collins". See more
Now, what I was saying... We should attempt to keep him out of harm's way.
You don't mean St James' Hospital or...?
Oh no, no. I didn't mean to have him committed. Though that's a fairly good idea.
Make the World Go Away
Written by Hank Cochran
Published by Tree Publishing Company, Inc.
Performed by Ray Price
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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