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Garage (2007)

A tragicomedy set in the world of gas stations in rural Ireland, where over-diligent employee of the garage searches for intimacy during the course of a life-changing summer.

Director:

Lenny Abrahamson

Writer:

Mark O'Halloran
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pat Shortt Pat Shortt ... Josie
John Keogh ... Mr. Gallagher
George Costigan ... Dan
Anne-Marie Duff ... Carmel
Conor Ryan Conor Ryan ... David
Anne Byrne Anne Byrne ... Vivienne
Gary Lilburn ... Val
Brian Doherty Brian Doherty ... Bon
Don Wycherley Don Wycherley ... Breffni
Andrew Bennett Andrew Bennett ... Sully
Tommy Fitzgerald Tommy Fitzgerald ... Declan
Suzy Lawlor Suzy Lawlor ... Louise
Fiona Kelly Fiona Kelly ... Woman at Pumps
Tom Hickey Tom Hickey ... Mr. Skerrit
Una Kavanagh Una Kavanagh ... Pauline
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Storyline

Tragi-comedy from the margins of contemporary Irish life. Regarded by his neighbors as a harmless misfit, eliciting idle kindness, benign tolerance and occasional abuse, Josie has spent all his adult life as the caretaker of a crumbling petrol station on the outskirts of a small town in the mid-west of Ireland. He is limited, lonely, yet relentlessly optimistic and, in his own peculiar way, happy. But then over the course of a summer, Josie's world shifts. A teenager, David, comes to work with him. David likes him. They open up to each other and suddenly the lonely adult is drinking cans down at the railway tracks with the local kids. He is awakened to needs in himself that have never been met. And Carmel, from the local shop, who has always been kind to him, stirs feelings within him that he struggles to name. And then one thoughtless moment unravels the threads of faltering friendship. Events spiral. Josie's life is changed, forever. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2007 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Garaje See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The reason why this film received the highest UK cinema rating - 18 - is entirely due to the close-up of the porn video that Josie receives from a van driver. See more »

Goofs

When Josie is walking home from the chip shop, he is carrying a bag chips but nothing else. In the next shot he now has the chips and the bag of beer cans he bought before leaving the bar. See more »

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Features The Affair (2006) See more »

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Ride On
written by Jimmy MacCarthy
published by Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
background music in the pub
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Good Irish Movie!
17 February 2008 | by chelletrudeauSee all my reviews

This is a good small-ish budget movie from Ireland that I saw screened at a film festival, okay really it was a little screening of a few movies from Europe at a small pub at university. There is some good dark comedy here as well as some very interesting and well done cinematography.

The story focuses on a guy who works at a gas station who ends up falling into a dire situation and needs to get out. He is a very lonely man with seemingly no friends and no real family.

The only other people around him don't seem to like or respect him and are even just mean to him.

I would recommend Garage even though at times it seems to drag and the plot is a little bit thin. Very interesting with some good shots and a decent performance by the lead, Shortt.


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