Alone in her empty flat, from her window Anne observes the people passing by who nervously snatch up the personal belongings and pieces of furniture she has put out on the pavement. Her ...
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Alone in her empty flat, from her window Anne observes the people passing by who nervously snatch up the personal belongings and pieces of furniture she has put out on the pavement. Her final gesture of taking a ring off her finger signals she is leaving her previous life in Holland behind. She goes to Ireland, where she chooses to lead a solitary, wandering existence, striding through the austere landscapes of Connemara. During her travels, she discovers a house that is home to a hermit, Martin.Written by
Warsaw Film Festival
Written by L. Moran & D. Carton
Performed by The Saw Doctors
Copyright control: IMRO / MCPS
N17 is produced by Mike Scott
And included in the CD "Sing a powerful song" by The Saw Doctors See more »
Based on the IRA this is a film that will divide opinions
Nothing Personal, much like In the Name of the Father, begins with an IRA bomb blast destroying a pub. The time frame -- the middle '70s -- is the same. Only the location is different -- this is Belfast, not Guildford. However, where In the Name of the Father used Ireland's troubles as a backdrop for a compelling story about family and justice, Nothing Personal makes the religious strife its centerpiece. Explorations of violence -- its causes, its meaning, and its effects -- are difficult to present on film because they're so easy to get wrong. With Nothing Personal, Catholic director O'Sullivan, along with his Protestant screenwriter, Daniel Mornin, has ventured into that uncertain territory. Have they succeeded? Its up to you to decide.
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