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Intermission (2003)

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A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence.

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John Crowley

Writer:

Mark O'Rowe
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Farrell ... Lehiff
Kerry Condon ... Café Waitress
Johnny Thompson Johnny Thompson ... Old Man in Café
Emma Bolger ... Child with Ice Cream
Deirdre Molloy Deirdre Molloy ... Woman in Shopping Mall
Cillian Murphy ... John
Brían F. O'Byrne ... Mick
Derry Power Derry Power ... Elderly Man on Bus
David Wilmot ... Oscar
Owen Roe ... Mr. Henderson
Neilí Conroy Neilí Conroy ... Helen
Kelly Macdonald ... Deirdre
John Rogan John Rogan ... Alfred
Tom Farrelly Tom Farrelly ... George
Gerry Moore Gerry Moore ... Seamus Ruane
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Storyline

Intermission is an urban love story about people adrift and their convoluted journeys in the search for some kind of love. When the desperately insecure and emotionally inarticulate John breaks up with Deirdre to 'give her a little test' his plan backfires leaving her broken-hearted and him alone and miserable. Through chance and coincidence, their break-up triggers a roller coaster ride of interweaving escapades in the lives of everyone around them. Intermission presents a slice of life, the passage between breaking up and making up, exploring how our lives intersect, and the power we all possess to affect the lives of those around us. Written by Mark Cameron

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Life is what happens in between. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Derang See more »

Filming Locations:

County Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£146,220 (United Kingdom), 31 August 2003, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,936, 21 March 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$896,993, 6 June 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,856,298, 6 June 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Brían F. O'Byrne, Lawrence Kinlan and Neilí Conroy have all appeared in separate seasons of tv series Love/Hate (2010-2014) See more »

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Mr. Henderson: [to himself] I am the boss. I have authority. You are the minion. You're beneath. I have the power. What do I have? I'm sorry, I didn't get that. Speak up. What do I have? That's right. That's absolutely... what the FUCK?
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Refreshing escape from typical movies...
19 October 2006 | by jobey-3See all my reviews

i agree almost completely with renodc's comments. i think i liked it just a touch more. i agree that the dialog was refreshingly witty and interesting, and i loved the subtle nuances brought into the dialog, like the whole background story and bit with the brown sauce i thought was a great addition to the movie, as well as the mustache bit with sally, and the paralyzed old man in the pub. the character development was surprisingly good for the amount of story lines and characters in it, and this was due i think to the variety of types of characters in the film as well as the good acting.

i, too, suggest subtitles; withing the first few minutes of the opening scene my wife and i rewound and put on subtitles. we've spent time in ireland and have many thick accented irish friends, but this at times was too thick for us, which added to the romance and authenticity of the film. this was part of the enjoyment for us was hearing real dialog that wasn't "hollywoodized" for the mainstream market. there are many finer points of the dialog that would require a basic knowledge of irish culture/slang.

recommended if you like interesting and different movies.


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