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The Disappearance of Finbar (1996)

Finbar is an Irish youth who, late one night, leapt from a freeway overpass and was never heard from again. When he suddenly reappears three years later, his family and friend Danny attempt to rebuilt their shattered lives.

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Sue Clayton
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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

Ms. Byrne: I used to think you had promise Master Flynn, now I've changed my mind
Finbar Flynn: Fine!
[picks up his things and leaves]
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Soundtracks

Hiljainen kylätie
Music by Toivo Kärki (as Pedro de Punta)
Lyrics by Reino Helismaa
Performed by Erkki Junkkarinen and Pedro's Heavy Gentlemen
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You'll hate it or fall in love with it.
23 December 1999 | by Malc-3See all my reviews

Bizarre, beautiful and quite unique; The Disappearance of Finbar is a difficult film to classify, starting out as a straightforward tale of teenage friendship turned to rivalry, transforming suddenly into a slow-burning, quiet but frequently wonderful oddyssey as Danny sets off on his trek through Sweden's stunning snowfields in search of the long-lost Finbar. Rhys-Myers is an unpredictable ball of energy while maintaining just enough of an air of mystery and distance, contrasting with Griffin's subtle Danny. The landscapes are to die for, the music grows on you and the film has a lingering, haunting quality. A little seen gem, this is the kind of movie that'll be adored and detested in equal proportion. 8/10


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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