After 20 years of no contact with his father, Jack McCarthy (played by Hurley) travels from New York to his father Larry's death bed in Cork. Upon arrival he is furious to discover his ... See full summary »

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Gerard Hurley

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Gerard Hurley
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Karl Johnson ... Larry McCarthy
Gerard Hurley Gerard Hurley ... Jack McCarthy
Lili Taylor ... Grace Ross
Mary Foskett Mary Foskett ... June Driscoll
David O'Reilly David O'Reilly ... Tommy Ahearn
Rory D'Alton Rory D'Alton ... Jimmy Ahearn
Donal Sweeney Donal Sweeney ... Barry Dean
Con Downing Con Downing ... Father Kelly
Frank Driscoll Frank Driscoll ... Barty
John D'Alton John D'Alton ... Pub owner
Pauline Cotter Pauline Cotter ... Brush woman
Niall Carey Niall Carey ... Druid
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After 20 years of no contact with his father, Jack McCarthy (played by Hurley) travels from New York to his father Larry's death bed in Cork. Upon arrival he is furious to discover his father is alive and well and has duped him into returning home. Soon, father and son are entangled in a painful battle of wills and Jack's only relief is in the company of an attractive American tourist.

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Where The River Bends
Written by Colin Vearncombe
Hornall Brothers Publishing.
Guitar and vocals by Colin Vearncombe
Bass Clarinet by Renaud Pion
Strings & Bass by Maurice Seezer
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A story about a father and a son on how they deal with a painful past.
1 February 2012 | by blackequus182See all my reviews

I saw this Film at he IFI in Dublin last Sunday, it was an accident that I wound up seeing it, but I'm so glad that I did. I was a little concerned initially because I heard in the lobby it was a low budget and an "indie" film and that can just be an excuse for bad work these days. However I was really blown away by this film I got drawn in straight away by the incredibly strong performances by Gerard Hurley and Karl Johnson and the beauty of the landscape.

About half way through the story could hear a lot of sniffing around the cinema because the film really begins to hit people because it is very moving without been manipulative . By the end of the film I was gutted my self by the sincerity of the ending. The soundtrack was great and L the film Lili Taylor who I like a lot was great also , I just wish she was in it a little more.

A really beautiful film, if you have a chance go see it.


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English

Release Date:

4 July 2011 (Czech Republic) See more »

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Η αποβάθρα See more »

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West Cork, Ireland See more »

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