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Cré na Cille (2007)

This a story about an obsessive hatred that started as a case of jealous rivalry between two young sisters, resulting in a broken heart as Neil got the upper hand on her sister, Caitríona, ... See full summary »


Robert Quinn
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bríd Ní Neachtain Bríd Ní Neachtain ... Caitríona Phaidín
Peadar Lamb Peadar Lamb ... An Máistir Mór
Máire Ní Mháille Máire Ní Mháille ... Nóra Sheáinín
Macdara Ó Fátharta Macdara Ó Fátharta ... Beartla Chois Dubh
Joe Steve Ó Neachtain Joe Steve Ó Neachtain ... Tom Rua
Diarmuid Mac an Adhastair Diarmuid Mac an Adhastair ... Tomás Taobh Istigh
Máire Uí Dhroighneáin Máire Uí Dhroighneáin ... Bríd Thoirdhealbhaigh
Tom Sailí Ó Flaithearta Tom Sailí Ó Flaithearta ... Seáinín Liam
Peadar O'Treasaigh Peadar O'Treasaigh ... Máirtín Crosach
Máirín Uí Neachtain Máirín Uí Neachtain ... Muraed Phroinsias
Dara Devaney Dara Devaney ... Fear Óg (as Darach Ó Dúbháin)
Seán Ó Coisdealbha Seán Ó Coisdealbha ... Bileachaí an Phosta
Mairead Ui Chuaig Mairead Ui Chuaig ... Nell
Pádraic Ó Tuairisc Pádraic Ó Tuairisc ... Pádraig (as Pádraig Ó Tuairisc)
Micheál Ó Conaola Micheál Ó Conaola ... Sagart (as Mike P. Ó Conaola)


This a story about an obsessive hatred that started as a case of jealous rivalry between two young sisters, resulting in a broken heart as Neil got the upper hand on her sister, Caitríona, stealing away from her the man with whom she was in love. Caitríona never forgave her sister, nor would she forgive her as long as she lived, or indeed after that. The hate she has for her sister has consumed her to the extent that it guides her every step, in this world, and in the next! Written by Ciarán Ó Cofaigh

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Release Date:

17 February 2007 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Graveyard Clay See more »


Box Office


€1,200,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

ROSG See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The best Irish language film made
17 January 2008 | by bridnifhlathartaSee all my reviews

Cre na Cille by Mairtin O Cadhain is one of the best Irish languages books ever written. This film does the book justice. The story of this film is mostly underground, in graveyard soil. When the main character (Caitriona Phaidin) dies she meet some of her old neighbours who are already dead and buried. Over the years other neighbours and relatives join them. They gossip and discuss the lives of the living. Caitriona is especially interested in her sister, and her family.

I cant understand why this movie has a 15 rating. The swearing is the typical traditional Irish swearing, no English f-words etc.and people are dying of natural causes.The little violence in it is humorous.

The wonderful dialogue is in rich Connemara Irish (with English subtitles). All the actors have fluent Connemara Irish accents. Rolls off their tongues, easy on the ear. Irish rural living (1940s) are realistically portrayed in a very humorous way.

I loved the photography (I'd nominate it for an Oscar) especially the underground graveyard scenes,difficult to imagine how they would've worked these scenes until actually seen.

Id recommend this film to anybody- not just Irish speaking or Irish people even.

Unexpected twist at the end.

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