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The Helpless Creature (2007)

An Créatúr (original title)
Uniquely spanning 15 years in as many scenes, "An Créatúr" ("The Helpless Creature") tells the story of a young boy and a moment which changes his life forever.


Peter Foott


Peter Foott (Writer), Peter Foott
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Sheehan ... Conor Buckley
Lesley Conroy ... Aoife Buckley
Brendan McDonald Brendan McDonald ... Pádraig Buckley
Kevin O'Dwyer Kevin O'Dwyer ... Diarmuid (Meánaois)
Johnny Ward ... Diarmuid (Is Sine)
Dillon Potter Dillon Potter ... Diarmuid (Óg)
Daniel Hendricken Daniel Hendricken ... Diarmuid (Is Óige)
Gerard Wrenn Gerard Wrenn ... Duine ag Caitheamh ar Chéibh 1
Sam Ford Sam Ford ... Duine ag Caitheamh ar Chéibh 2
Aoileann Ní Chonchubhair Aoileann Ní Chonchubhair ... Altra & Bean Chabhrach
Catriona Lynch Catriona Lynch ... Múinteoir
Brid Ní Chumhaill Brid Ní Chumhaill ... Dochtúir Ban
Ger Considine Ger Considine ... Néareolaí (as Ger Consodine)
Danny Maguire Danny Maguire ... Máistin 1
Dylan Byrne Dylan Byrne ... Máistin 2


Uniquely spanning 15 years in as many scenes, "An Créatúr" ("The Helpless Creature") tells the story of a young boy and a moment which changes his life forever.

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Short | Drama | Family






Irish | Scottish Gaelic

Release Date:

20 October 2007 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


EUR74,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Vico Films See more »
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A brothers story of growth and family relationship.
26 November 2009 | by jopas55See all my reviews

This peculiar little subtitled tale presents an early performance by a now increasingly popular Irish actor, Robert Sheehan (born 1988).It takes us on a young life journey to mid teens and the relationship between two brothers. The ending will come as a surprise! The acting throughout is good and Mr. Sheehan gives his usual 'animated' facial reactions to the various situations that develop. Toned down by the drama is his usually more exuberant voice which has the common actors error of sounding like someone reciting memorized lines rather than a 'natural' flow. On the production side the modern tendency to under-light a scene is mostly absent. This little short story film could be expanded to a feature given the amount of drama in it.

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