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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 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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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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Quotes

Michael Flynn: What're you doin' here? Get off early or what?
Finbar Flynn: No.
Michael Flynn: So what happened?
Finbar Flynn: We didn't get on with those eejits.
Michael Flynn: Finbar, grasshoppers are about how you respect a team. It's not many who get a chance to get their arses over to Zurich to play football with them. Do you hear what I'm sayin'? A team that can get to those heights can hardly be called eejits, Finbar!
Finbar Flynn: Maybe I wasn't born to be a grasshopper!
Michael Flynn: So you've been sent off? You could never listen to what you were told. And I actually wonder; I wonder whose...
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Tangokavaljeren
Music by Jules Sylvain
Performed by Pedro's Heavy Gentlemen
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excellent film, my favourite
6 July 2000 | by finbarSee all my reviews

Dealing with the search for friendship, love, freedom and your own identity, this is surely the best film I know. Music, landscape and the characters build an unique atmosphere, that is mystic in a way, but most of all an expression of a longing and seeking mood. A film to find yourself! Or as Sue Clayton says, it is a film about the wanderer of Irish Legend and his chronist. And surely everyone is invited to share this wandering.

Did he jump or did he fall?


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

17 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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