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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
Laura Byrne Laura Byrne ... Head Nurse
Darine Ní Dhonnchadha Darine Ní Dhonnchadha ... Bridie
Graham Earley Graham Earley ... Angry Neighbour
Shashi Rami Shashi Rami ... Dr. Shakra
Gary Ó'Nualláin Gary Ó'Nualláin ... Frank
D.J. McGrath ... Paul DVD Clerk
Kian Murphy Kian Murphy ... Bike Kid
Nikki Wong ... Girl in Car
Melissa Maria Carton Melissa Maria Carton ... Shane's Ex
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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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Sometimes hope begins with 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Soundtracks

Tainted Love
Written by Ed Cobb
Performed by Soft Cell
Published by Embassy Music Corp
By kind permission of Music Sales Creative
Courtesy of Virgin (EMI)
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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When people have a drinking problem, it affects everyone around them as well
9 December 2017 | by bettycjungSee all my reviews

12/8/17. This was actually a very good portrayal about what alcoholism does to a family. Reynor does a phenomenal job as the young adult son of Toni Collette's alcoholic mother at the verge of dying because of her excesses with drink. This is the first time I have seen such a sensitive portrayal about a son who is torn apart by having to be a caretaker of a parent with a severe substance abuse disorder. You can feel his pain as he dutifully does all he can to try and save his mother from herself. While totally depressing, this movie is worth watching to remind us that when people have a substance use disorder, they are not the only one in pain, it affects EVERYONE around them. Also, a good portrayal of those who provide services to these people and their families.


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