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Orphans (1998)

Four siblings gathered together for their mother's funeral in Glasgow face individual torments over night during a tumultuous storm that rips the roof off the church.

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Peter Mullan

Writer:

Peter Mullan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Douglas Henshall ... Michael
Gary Lewis ... Thomas
Rosemarie Stevenson Rosemarie Stevenson ... Sheila
Stephen McCole ... John
Ann Swan Ann Swan ... Mother of Family
Gilbert Martin Gilbert Martin ... Frank
Jan Wilson Jan Wilson ... Sandra (Woman in Bar)
Lenny Mullan Lenny Mullan ... Julian (Bar Manager)
Malcolm Shields ... Duncan
June Brogan June Brogan ... Mona
Paul Doonan Paul Doonan ... Lenny (Duncan's brother)
Linda Jane Devlin Linda Jane Devlin ... Evelyn (Waitress in Bar) (as Linda Cuthbert)
Lex Keith Lex Keith ... Himself
Hugh Ferris Hugh Ferris ... Himself
Joel Strachan Joel Strachan ... Neil (Lad in Toilet)
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Storyline

I quattro figli della signora Flynn si riuniscono a Glasgow, nella casa materna, in occasione dei funerali della madre, morta di recente. L'indomani mattina ci sarà la cerimonia funebre e, mentre un violento temporale si abbatte sulla città, i congiunti si preparano a trascorrere una notte molto difficile. I rapporti fra di loro si fanno più violenti man mano che le ore passano : bisogna accettare il lutto e cercare di ritrovare rapporti familiari ed affettivi ormai scomparsi da tempo. Written by rosebud6

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Are YOUR parents a burden?

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ett sista farväl See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,098, 12 March 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$49,501, 19 March 2000
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Gary Lewis and Stephen McCole both also appeared in Postmortem(1998) starring Charlie Sheen. See more »

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References Jean de Florette (1986) See more »

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Thought provocative!
25 August 2005 | by movie_3See all my reviews

Unfortunately, i didn't watch the movie "Trainspotting", so i missed Mullan's acting in that film. I knew that "Orphans" is the first directorial debut of Mullan.

The entire film has been brilliantly directed.The story of the movie in short: four brother and sister gather at a stormy night for their mother's funeral.As they gather, their love, hate, grief, for each other are expressed individually in that brilliant drama.

The entire cast and music are nice. actually, i like Stevenson's acting as "Sheila". She is brilliant.

Congratulation Mullan to direct such a brilliant drama!

I would like to rate this movie : 8 out of 10.


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