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Fairytale of Kathmandu (2007)

Celebrated Irish poet Cathal O' Searcaigh invites his greatest fan Neasa to Nepal. But what Neasa expected to be the trip of a lifetime soon turns into a disquieting and idol-smashing experience.
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In Fairytale of Kathmandu director, Neasa Ní Chianáin follows her hero, an Irish gay poet, to Nepal, where he spends 4 months every year. He calls it his spiritual home and inspiration for his writing. He has relationships with many Nepalese boys there. He pays their school fees, buys them clothes. Director Neasa Ní Chianáin talks to the appreciative boys that Ó Searcaigh befriends, and starts to question her hero's motives in this challenging film on loss of innocence and personal morals. Written by David Rane

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poet | nepal | irish | innocence | youth | See All (10) »

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Not every fairytale has a happy ever after

Genres:

Documentary

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Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English | Nepali | Irish

Release Date:

22 November 2007 (Netherlands) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ireland See more »

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Budget:

£220,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (HDCAM)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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