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Rialto (2019)

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Colm, mid-40s has a comfortable life: a managerial job in Dublin's docks, two teenage children, and a kind, loyal wife in Claire. After the death of his father, a destructive figure, Colm's emotional life cracks open, and his downward spiral continues when he is made redundant. Drinking heavily and unable to confide in Claire, Colm finds himself drawn to Jay, a 19-year-old who dabbles in ... See full summary »


Peter Mackie Burns


Mark O'Halloran
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor ... Colm
Tom Glynn-Carney ... Jay
Monica Dolan ... Claire
Sophie Jo Wasson ... Kerry
Scott Graham Scott Graham ... Shane
Michael Smiley ... Noel
Eileen Walsh ... Paula Grainger
Deirdre Donnelly Deirdre Donnelly ... Miriam
Deirdre Molloy Deirdre Molloy ... Caroline
Kervin Soobrayen Kervin Soobrayen ... Saeed
Alexandra Smith Alexandra Smith ... Grietje
Jane McGrath Jane McGrath ... Linda
Pom Boyd Pom Boyd ... B&B Receptionist
Pat McGrath Pat McGrath ... Paul
Ger Ryan ... Kathleen


Colm is in his mid-forties, married, with two teenage children. Still grieving the death of his father, a destructive gure in his life, Colm struggles with his relationship to his own son, whilst at work a recent takeover threatens his job. Unable to share his vulnerability with his wife, Colm's world is falling apart around him. In the midst of this crisis, Colm solicits sex from a young man called Jay. This encounter and his growing infatuation has a deep effect on Colm. He finds a comfort in Jay that no one else can provide. Written by adambc-30717

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Lost and in a Lonely Place...
11 December 2020 | by XstalSee all my reviews

A middle aged married man from Dublin struggles to stay afloat as his life and relationships with others deteriorates, his knowledge of who and what he is becomes increasingly acute and the structures he's built his life around begin to cascade and tumble. The far from uncommon drink, depression and betrayal invariably plays out, albeit with a not so common betrayal perspective, which is the only piece of the story that really differentiates it from many things you've seen before. Fine performances compensate for the dot to dot editing, with the conclusion that what you have just seen is generally played out with a myriad of variations on the theme the world over - every day, every week, every year. You may well be playing it out now within your own variation.

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