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The Jealous God (2005)

A reserved schoolteacher battles against family conflict when he falls in love with the 'wrong' young woman.


Steven Woodcock


John Braine (novel), Steven Woodcock


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Merrells ... Vincent Dungarven
Denise Welch ... Maureen
Mairead Carty Mairead Carty ... Laura
Pamela Cundell Pamela Cundell ... Mrs. Rosslea
Andrew Dunn Andrew Dunn ... Matthew
Marcia Warren Marcia Warren ... Mrs. Dungarven
William Ilkley ... Paul
Pia Gabriele Pia Gabriele ... Jenny
Robert Duncan ... Robert
Tony Barton ... Jack Herning
Judy Flynn ... Ruth
Rosy Clayton Rosy Clayton ... Tartish Woman
Rob Parry Rob Parry ... Frank Rooley
Roy Walker Roy Walker ... Monsignor
Eric Potts Eric Potts ... Trummery


A reserved schoolteacher battles against family conflict when he falls in love with the 'wrong' young woman.

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Drama | Romance







Release Date:

9 September 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Dumnezeu e gelos See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The coffin that Vincent and Matthew are seen grieving over halfway through the film was hired from Granada TV and had been used in ITV's The Forsyte Saga (2002). See more »


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Written by Geoff Goddard
Performed by John Leyton
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Retro Film Making At Its Most Original
19 September 2005 | by andrewpatSee all my reviews

I was lucky enough to see this underrated gem of a film at its premiere in the unlikely but wholly appropriate setting of Rochdale in the North West of England.

The capacity house were all moved and gripped by the power of the performances, the quality of the script and the brilliant authenticity of the perfectly captured period.

This is a film that has been made on the proverbial shoestring budget and yet eclipses those made for far more and that offer far less.

Additionally, this is a film for the mature, thinking audience. A film that merits, indeed demands, a modicum of effort from its audience and yet amply rewards those willing to give it.

It packs a real punch and deserves to be seen by the widest possible audience. Hats off to the film makers for their courage, commitment and sheer talent and here's to their next offering.

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