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Mister John (2013)

After discovering his wife's infidelities, Gerry leaves London to look after his deceased brother's business and family in Singapore. Discovering a foreign world of opportunity that had not... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Aidan Gillen ... Gerry Devine
Zoe Tay ... Kim Devine
Molly Rose Lawlor Molly Rose Lawlor ... Sarah Devine
Michael Thomas Michael Thomas ... Lester
Claire Keelan ... Kathleen Devine
Michael Walsh Michael Walsh ... John Devine
Ashleigh Judith White Ashleigh Judith White ... Isadora Devine
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrew Bennett Andrew Bennett ... Voice of John Devine
Daragh Brady Daragh Brady ... Mister John Pub Regular
David Byrne David Byrne ... Mister John Pub Regular
Chi Cheng Fong Chi Cheng Fong ... Funeral Monk
Maya Sophie Gilmore Maya Sophie Gilmore ... Ubin Stall Young Girl
Eddie Goh Eddie Goh ... KTV Niteclub Crying Man
John Gullery John Gullery ... Mister John Pub Regular
Fiona Jeremiah Fiona Jeremiah ... Mister John Pub Girl
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After discovering his wife's infidelities, Gerry leaves London to look after his deceased brother's business and family in Singapore. Discovering a foreign world of opportunity that had not existed before gives Gerry a chance at starting over by slipping into his brother's life - both emotionally and physically. However, leaving his wife and child behind in the UK is not so easy as Gerry must choose between becoming his brother's alter ego 'Mister John' or returning to London to face his failing relationship. Written by Anonymous

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27 September 2013 (Ireland) See more »

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Singapore

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Zoe Tay first English speaking role See more »

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David Lim: How did he die?
David Lim: He drowned
David Lim: Where did he drown?
Gerry Devine: A lake
David Lim: So sorry... I think the water ghost got him
Gerry Devine: The water ghost?
David Lim: Yes... he's a Chinese belief... your brother embraced the water ghost in the lake
Gerry Devine: Really?
David Lim: And now your brother's ghost must wait for a replacement... so that then he can come back
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Searching Analysis of a Complex Central Character
5 December 2013 | by l_rawjalaurenceSee all my reviews

Set in Singapore, MISTER JOHN has a straightforward plot: Gerry Devine (Aidan Gillen) travels to Singapore to find out what happen to his dead brother, the proprietor of Mister John's bar. He encounters various people including John's wife Kim (Zoe Tay), his daughter-in-law Isadora (Ashleigh Judith White), and John's best friend Lester (Michael Thomas), and while doing so discovers something about John's life, which seems to Gerry to be idyllic, unlike his own life back home in London, where he has experienced marital difficulties with wife Sarah (Molly Rose Lawlor). Despite numerous opportunities to carve out a new life, Gerry opts instead to return to London. Directors Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy create a claustrophobic world of interior and Singapore night life - a suitable backdrop for a penetrating study of Gerry's indecisive character. Tormented by memories of the past, he cannot make up his mind in the present. The camera focuses intently on his facial expressions, suggesting that he is somehow imprisoned by his nature. On the other hand we can see why he should think like that - even though John had carved out a good life for himself in Singapore, the world of seedy bars, nighttime pickups and one-night stands does not seem in any way idealistic. Modestly budgeted yet sympathetically photographed with an eye for color both in day and night sequences, MISTER JOHN is an unexpectedly haunting film.


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