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Country (2000)

The film describes the relationship between a father and his two motherless sons in Ireland, and how it changes when their aunt from London arrives.

Director:

Kevin Liddy

Writer:

Kevin Liddy
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Harrow ... Miriam
Des Cave Des Cave ... Frank Murphy
Gary Lydon Gary Lydon ... Con Murphy
Marcella Plunkett ... Sarah Clifford
Pat Laffan ... Mick Clifford
Laurence Kinlan ... Michael
Dean Pritchard Dean Pritchard ... Jack Murphy
Peter Dix Peter Dix ... Uncle Jimmy
Ronan Wilmot ... Mr. Clifford
Pauline Cadell Pauline Cadell ... Mrs. Clifford
Frank O'Sullivan Frank O'Sullivan ... Josie O'Connor
Brendan Costelloe Brendan Costelloe ... Traveller
Frank O'Dwyer Frank O'Dwyer ... Clifford's Friend
Claude Clancy Claude Clancy ... Brendan
Frank Coughlan Frank Coughlan ... Labourer
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The film describes the relationship between a father and his two motherless sons in Ireland, and how it changes when their aunt from London arrives.

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Drama

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Why didn't someone think of this before?
27 November 2000 | by hammy-3See all my reviews

Think of the pitch for this movie: it's set in rural Ireland, where the older people nurse ancient grudges and enmities and the young ones want to leave and go somewhere more exciting, encouraged by a long-lost relative that turns up for a funeral.

Then ask: hasn't this been done before? And why aren't there more movies about the place Ireland is becoming and less about the place it used to be?

This film isn't totally uwatchable, but it never achieves the pathos it strives for, just a sort of dull lugubrity. You just want to take it to a psychiatrist and get it prescribed some Prozac. The acting isn't bad, and it makes good use of the scenery. It's sense of period is slightly unsure, though.

I'm tempted to think that, set near the border with Northen Ireland in the mid '60's among people who nurse ancient grudges, it may be strivng for some kind of allegorical significance, though regarding what I can't imagine.


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Official Sites:

Indi Films [Ireland]

Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2000 (Ireland) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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