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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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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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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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A dreamy and enigmatic character study
1 December 2013 | by TrevSee all my reviews

A dreamy and enigmatic character study about a man who flies to Singapore to wind up his dead brother's affair but finds himself coming adrift. Gerry (Gillen) is a man whose marriage is heading for the rocks and a visit to his dead brother's family and hostess bar in Singapore brings him into contact with a decadent, ex pat' world that starts to fit him too well.

The film plays somewhere between an Antonioni and the wonderful yet under-rated Peter Bogdanovitch film Saint Jack. The bar scenes while stylised feel truthful and affectionate, and the film has some powerful moments - a scene where a bar girl interview becomes a template for a disintegrating marriage is both original and uncomfortable to watch.

Gillen is cast against type and has really worked his way into the character who loses himself through the simple act of wearing a dead man's clothes and walking in his steps.

I notice one reviewer seems concerned with nudity in the film - there isn't any to speak of, so those seeking titillation look elsewhere.


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Ireland | Singapore | UK

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27 September 2013 (Ireland) See more »

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Singapore

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