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Glassland (2014)

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Set in Dublin, 'Glassland' tells the story of a young taxi driver who gets tangled up in the world of human trafficking while trying to save his mother from drug addiction.

Director:

Gerard Barrett

Writer:

Gerard Barrett
2 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Toni Collette ... Jean
Will Poulter ... Shane
Jack Reynor ... John
Michael Smiley ... Jim
Ally Ni Chiarain ... Woman in Taxi
Joe Mullins ... Taxi Driver
Shashi Rami Shashi Rami ... Dr. Shakra
Laura Byrne Laura Byrne ... Head Nurse
Dairíne Ní Dhonnchú ... Bridie (as Darine Ní Dhonnchadha)
D.J. McGrath ... Paul DVD Clerk
Nikki Wong ... Girl in Car
Kian Murphy Kian Murphy ... Bike Kid
Melissa Maria Carton Melissa Maria Carton ... Shane's Ex
Gary Ó'Nualláin Gary Ó'Nualláin ... Frank
Graham Earley Graham Earley ... Angry Neighbour
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Set in Dublin, 'Glassland' tells the story of a young taxi driver who gets tangled up in the world of human trafficking while trying to save his mother from drug addiction.

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Hope begins with a sacrifice. See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pasunea See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin City, Ireland

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Budget:

€250,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Toni Collette filmed her scenes in the film over six days. See more »

Soundtracks

Requiem For The Static King - Part One
Performed by A Winged Victory For The Sullen
Published by Embassy Music Corporation
o/b/o Dustin O'Halloran Music and Lidmusic (BMI)
By kind permission of Music Sales Creative
Written by Dustin O'Halloran and Adam Wiltzie
Appears courtesy Kranky Ltd and Erased Tapes
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Tremendously well acted drama.
10 February 2017 | by runamokprodsSee all my reviews

Jack Reynor and Toni Collette both do extremely powerful work in this study an Irish working- class lad in his early 20s trying desperately to deal with his mother's raging suicidal alcoholism. There are a number of deeply disturbing scenes between them, and other that are truly heartbreaking. It's not often we see two actors bring such complexity to what could easily have been familiar and forced.

But there's something off in the film – the script tends to go wordy and oddly theatrical at times, although at others it's gratifyingly understated. (It's much better when it's showing instead of telling). And the interesting - but seemingly left field - story line/moral dilemma of the last 15 minutes seems weirdly stuck onto the far more interesting and coherent central plot.

Still, it's very worth seeing for the performances (including Will Poulter as Raynor's only good friend), but it feels like an interesting film that sadly missed a shot at being a great one.


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