|Bloom 2003 R, 111 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Sean Walsh
Cast: Stephen Rea, Angeline Ball, Hugh O'Conor, Patrick Bergin, Alan Devlin, Phelim Drew, Maria Hayden, Eoin McCarthy, Alvaro Lucchesi, Neili Conroy, Mark Huberman, Des Braiden, Neili Conroy, Paul Ronan, Eoin McCarthy
Set in Dublin on June 16, 1904, this screen adaptation of James Joyce's "Ulysses" features Angeline Ball as the adulterous Molly Bloom; Stephen Rea as Molly's introspective husband, Leopold; and Hugh O'Conor as the struggling poet, Stephen Dedalus. The story unfolds through a stream of consciousness as the viewer glimpses the inner thoughts of Molly, Leopold, and Stephen.
|The Playboys 1992 PG-13, 110 min.|
Director: Gillies MacKinnon
Cast: Albert Finney, Aidan Quinn, Robin Wright Penn, Milo O'Shea, Alan Devlin, Niamh Cusack, Ian McElhinney, Stella McCusker, Niall Buggy, Anna Livia Ryan
Set in a small Irish town in the 1950s, this is the story of Tara (Robin Wright) who has a child out of wedlock. This doesn't go over well, and she will not even identify the father. Meanwhile, the constable (Albert Finney), a recovering alcoholic, has his sights set on her, but she will not have anything to do with him. He is also under pressure to stop the smuggling from the North, not knowing that Tara is part of the smuggling. When a Shakespearian troupe comes to town, one of the players (Aidan Quinn) falls for Tara, and she feels the same about him.
|1. Bloom (2003)|
2. The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne (1987)
3. The Playboys (1992)
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