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Budawanny (1987)

At his house, the bishop reads from an advance copy of a novel "Budawanny: A Bishop's Tale" by Thomas Connor, with a statement on the flap saying that it is now a major film. He writes to ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Bob Quinn

Writers:

Bob Quinn, Padraic Standuin (novel)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Donal McCann ... Priest
Margaret Fegan Margaret Fegan ... Marian
Peadar Lamb Peadar Lamb ... Bishop
Martin O'Malley Martin O'Malley ... Boatmen
Jonathan Ryan ... Secretary
Tomás O'Flaithearta Tomás O'Flaithearta ... Sacristan
Seán O'Coisdealbha Seán O'Coisdealbha ... Publican
Susan O'Flaherty Susan O'Flaherty ... Girl
Mary Winters Mary Winters ... Sister
Mary McCabe Mary McCabe ... Wife
Anna Gill Anna Gill ... Mother of girl
Patrick O'Toole Patrick O'Toole ... Husband
Freda Gillen Freda Gillen ... Old woman
Oliver O'Malley Oliver O'Malley ... Bearded man
Áine O'Malley Áine O'Malley ... Pregnant woman
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Storyline

At his house, the bishop reads from an advance copy of a novel "Budawanny: A Bishop's Tale" by Thomas Connor, with a statement on the flap saying that it is now a major film. He writes to the author telling him he has no need to read it. The bishop asserts that his job is to make religion work. The bishop recollects that the story is as old as the hills. A young woman, Marian, arrives at a pier and enquires of two boatmen whether the priest is on the nearby island. Marian "falls" from the boat and is brought to the priest's house. At the priest's house, she is ill and is cared for by a doctor and the priest. While saying mass, the priest remembers a meeting with the woman. Marian recovers and begins to take on the role of housekeeper. When pressed by the priest about what happened on the boat, Marian says that she panicked, though they both recall their earlier liaison. Meanwhile, the bishop asserts the primacy of the rules of religion in a letter to the priest. At the priest's house ...

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 1987 (Ireland) See more »

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Cinegael See more »
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Silent | Stereo
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Connections

Remade as The Bishop's Story (1994) See more »

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