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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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Credited cast:
Toni Collette ... Jean
Will Poulter ... Shane
Jack Reynor ... John
Michael Smiley ... Jim
Joe Mullins ... Taxi Driver
Ally Ni Chiarain ... Woman in Taxi
Laura Byrne Laura Byrne ... Head Nurse
Darine Ní Dhonnchadha Darine Ní Dhonnchadha ... Bridie
Shashi Rami Shashi Rami ... Dr. Shakra
Nikki Wong ... Girl in Car
Gary Ó'Nualláin Gary Ó'Nualláin ... Frank
Kian Murphy Kian Murphy ... Bike Kid
D.J. McGrath ... Paul DVD Clerk
Graham Earley Graham Earley ... Angry Neighbour
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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Hope begins with a sacrifice. See more »

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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

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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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Collette & Reynor Excel in This Dark Irish Drama
4 May 2016 | by larrys3See all my reviews

Both Toni Collette and Jack Reynor excel in their starring roles in this rather dark Irish drama. Collette portrays Jean, who is drinking herself to death, and will need a liver transplant if she can last long enough to see that day come. Reynor plays her loving and devoted son John, who's a hard working Dublin cab driver, but who is also struggling mightily trying to cope with his mother's addiction. After an honest intervention with his mother, she agrees to enter a short term government-run treatment facility, but in order to get her much needed longer term care, John will have to make some painful decisions as to how to get the money to pay for it all.

Thanks to Collette and Reynor's superb performances, along with sharp writing and direction from Irish filmmaker Gerard Barrett, the characters and situations in the film came across to me as quite realistic. As the movie progresses, it lightens up somewhat from its very morose beginnings, and may very well tug at your heartstrings.

All in all, I definitely wasn't thrilled with the film's rather ambiguous ending, but the movie, in general, came across to me as quite heart-felt, and offered a realistic look at the horrific effects of addiction on a person and those around them.


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