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The Disappearance of Finbar (1996)

Finbar, a recently disgraced would-be soccer player, jumps from a bridge in his depressing hometown and mysteriously disappears. His best friend, desperate for answers, searches for him.

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Sue Clayton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Griffin Luke Griffin ... Danny Quinn
Jonathan Rhys Meyers ... Finbar Flynn
Sean Lawlor ... Michael Flynn
Chris Meehan Chris Meehan ... Roscommon Cowboy
Toner Quinn Toner Quinn ... Roscommon Cowboy
Phil Calley Phil Calley ... Roscommon Cowboy
Fran McPhail Fran McPhail ... Roscommon Cowbow
Pete Cummins Pete Cummins ... Roscommon Cowboy
Pat Henry Pat Henry ... Roscommon Cowboy
Gerard Cullen Gerard Cullen ... Roscommon Cowboy
Jake Williams Jake Williams ... Young Finbar
Robert Hickey Robert Hickey ... Young Danny
Eleanor Methven Eleanor Methven ... Pat Flynn
Marie Mullen Marie Mullen ... Ellen Quinn
Don Foley Don Foley ... Grandpa Quinn
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Storyline

Finbar and Danny are close childhood friends who live in a depressing neighbourhood in an Irish town. Finbar gets the chance to play soccer in an international soccer team abroad but can't use it and comes back. He went as a hero and came back as loser. Even the relation to Danny gets worse. In an act of desperation he jumps from a bridge and just disappears. After years of missing Finbar, he calls Danny from Sweden and Danny follows this call disappearing from this neighbourhood, too. In an odyssey, Danny travels from Stockholm to the far north of Sweden, to Lappland, looking for Finbar. Up there, he does not only meet Finbar but also very nice people and the lovely Abbi. But the friendship to Finbar has changed and their lives evantually separate. Written by Gerhard Windecker <g.wind@mbox300.swipnet.se>

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery

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Quotes

Finbar Flynn: [about Danny's mom singing downstairs to his father's record] Would you listen to that.
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Soundtracks

Tangokavaljeren
Music by Jules Sylvain
Performed by Pedro's Heavy Gentlemen
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Beautiful
1 November 1998 | by antbabeSee all my reviews

This is a beautiful film about finding yourself. Th scenes of Sweden are awe-inspiring, and the cast is marvellous. This is a must-see movie.


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Country:

Ireland | Sweden | UK

Language:

English | Finnish | Mandarin | Swedish

Release Date:

17 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Auf der Suche nach Finbar See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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