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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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Who likes boring, sad films? Then this one's for you...
30 November 2020 | by cjgmusicSee all my reviews

I thought this would be an interesting look at how 2 worlds collide and would have something fun to take away. WRONG. It was extremely slow and boring. I get what the other reviewers said about each man escaping from the pressures of being a man, but seriously? There are no happy moments at all in this film and an ending that leaves you wondering why on earth you just wasted the time to watch this. I was really wanting .... something out of this, but ... you just leave with nothing. Sadly, this was a waste of time, imo.

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2 October 2020 (Ireland) See more »

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