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Breakfast on Pluto (2005)

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In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Patrick 'Kitten' Braden
Morgan Jones ... Building Site Worker
... Eily Bergin
... Father Liam
Mary Coughlan ... Housekeeper
Conor McEvoy ... Young Patrick Braden
... Ma Braden
... Caroline Braden
Seamus Reilly ... Lawrence
Peter Owens ... Butcher
Emmet Lawlor McHugh ... Young Irwin
Bianca O'Connor ... Young Charlie
Paraic Breathnach ... Benny Feely
Pat McCabe ... Peepers Egan / Schoolmaster (as Patrick McCabe)
... Dean
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A young transwoman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age in the 1970s. She leaves her Irish town, in part to look for her mother and in part because her transgender nature is beyond the town's understanding. She's taken in by a rock band, falls for the lead singer, has brushes with the IRA, is arrested by the London police, works in a peep show, and poses as a survey researcher for the phone company. Throughout, her nationality and her nature put her at great risk. In her search for her mother, she makes surprising discoveries of friendship and family. But, will she survive? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Same world, different planet!

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Rated R for sexuality, language, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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6 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Desayuno en Plutón  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£199,154 (United Kingdom), 15 January 2006, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$33,279, 20 November 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$828,699, 26 March 2006
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Although she plays his mother in the film, Eva Birthistle is only two years older than Cillian Murphy. See more »

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Whilst the film is set in the late 1960s, early 1970s, the scene at the train station shows trains of the 21st century. See more »

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Patrick "Kitten" Braden: Oh... I do believe I have a small elfin dwelling on Wimbledon Common.
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With thanks to the people of Callan Co., Kilkenny See more »

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Featured in 2006 Glitter Awards (2006) See more »

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Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
(1955)
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Performed by Jerry Vale
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
(p) 1964 by Sony BMG Music Entertainment limited
Licensed courtesy of Sony BMG (UK) Commercial Markets
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Extraordinary film from Mr. Jordan
3 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

I saw this on 10/2 at the NYFF-we got last minute tickets right up front. Neil Jordan was present at Q&A-an absolute treat. The film was simply wonderful from beginning to end--charming, emotionally satisfying, delicately nuanced and very powerful. The acting was sublime, as in all Jordan films. Cillian Murphy is so impossibly gorgeous and yet so fearless and skillful an actor, who uses his physicality to his supreme advantage. The Irish gang of three-Gleeson, Neeson and Rea, who usually appear in Jordan's films, were superb and touching as usual. There were wonderful casting touches--Bryan Ferry as a sicko, Gaivn Friday as a gay rockabilly, etc. The film was audacious, swerving mightily between broad comedy and grim tragedy. The most arresting elements were the amazing customes and the choice of 60s and 70s songs, something Jordan discussed in detail during the Q&A.

I urge all cineastes to catch this one-you will be amazed and deeply satisfied.


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