|Butterfly Kiss 1995 N/R, 88 min.|
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Cast: Amanda Plummer, Saskia Reeves, Kathy Jamieson, Des McAleer, Lisa Riley, Freda Dowie, Paula Tilbrook, Ricky Tomlinson, Fine Time Fontayne, Elizabeth McGrath, Joanne Cook, Shirley Vaughan, Paul Brown, Emily Aston, Katy Murphy
This film provides an painful look at mental illness through the characters of murderess Eunice (Amanda Plummer) and slow-witted and in need of love Miriam (Saskia Reeves) who travel across England while Eunice goes on an insane killing spree.
|An Everlasting Piece 2000 R, 109 min.|
Director: Barry Levinson
Cast: Barry McEvoy, Brian F. O'Byrne, Anna Friel, Pauline McLynn, Ruth McCabe, Laurence Kinlan, Billy Connolly, Des McAleer, Colum Convey, Ian Cregg
Ireland's ongoing religious problems are at the core of this story about the business venture of two barbers: Catholic Colm (Barry McEvoy) and Protestant George (Brian F. O'Byrne). They form a company, the Piece People, and try to take over Belfast's men's wig distributorship. Major problems ensue when police find one of their Piece People wigs at the scene of an IRA crime. It appears that the IRA also likes the wigs–as disguises.
|Hidden Agenda 1990 R, 108 min.|
Director: Ken Loach
Cast: Frances McDormand, Brian Cox, Brad Dourif, Mai Zetterling, Bernard Bloch, Des McAleer, Jim Norton, Patrick Kavanagh, Bernard Archard, Maurice Roeves, Maureen Bell, Michelle Fairley, Kim Dyson, Oliver Maguire, Ian McElhinney
Set in the war-like environment of Northern Ireland in the early 1980s, this thriller follows British investigator Kerrigan (Brian Cox) and international amnesty group activist Ingrid Jessner (Frances McDormand). They investigate possible cover-ups at Britain's highest level that have also resulted in murder. Good performances make this worth a look.
|I Want You 1998 R, 87 min.|
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Cast: Rachel Weisz, Alessandro Nivola, Luka Petrusic, Labina Mitevska, Carmen Ejogo, Ben Daniels, Graham Crowden, Geraldine O'Rawe, Des McAleer, Phyllida Law
Honda (Luka Petrusic) is a mute teenager is smitten by the sexy Helen (Rachel Weisz), but, instead of revealing his affection, Honda sends flowers and secretly tapes Helen's conversations. When a mysterious stranger (Alessandro Nivola) arrives in town, it becomes obvious that he shares a past with Helen. Honda gets it all on tape.
|This Is the Sea 1998 R, 90 min.|
Genre: Drama / Romance
Director: Mary McGuckian
Cast: Samantha Morton, Ross McDade, Richard Harris, Gabriel Byrne, John Lynch, Dearbhla Molloy, Ian McElhinney, Marc O'Shea, Des McAleer, Mary McGuckian
In this straight-to-tape drama set in 1994, a Protestant farm girl, Hazel Stokes (Samantha Morton), falls in love with Catholic Malachy McAliskey amidst the unsettled Northern Ireland cease fire that has forced Northern Island's religious battle to go underground.
|Titanic Town 1998 N/R, 100 min.|
Director: Roger Michell
Cast: Julie Walters, Ciaran Hinds, Nuala O'Neill, James Loughran, Barry Loughran, Elizabeth Donaghy, Ciaran McMenamin, Jaz Pollock, Caolan Byrne, Aingeal Grehan, Oliver Ford Davies, Des McAleer, Nicholas Woodeson, B.J. Hogg, Doreen Hepburn
A Belfast mother of four, Bernie McPhelimy (Julie Walters), takes up the peace cause as her personal effort to end the guerilla war between the British army and the Irish Republican army. As Bernie openly expresses her disdain for the situation, her daughter, Annie (Nuala O'Neill), finds her mother's actions are threatening Annie's romance with an Irish boy.
|When the Sky Falls 2000 R, 107 min.|
Director: John Mackenzie
Cast: Joan Allen, Patrick Bergin, Liam Cunningham, Kevin McNally, Jimmy Smallhorne, Pete Postlethwaite, Owen Roe, Jason Barry, Des McAleer, Gerard Mannix Flynn
Award-winning Irish journalist Sinead Hamilton (Joan Allen) found herself in grave danger when she exposed Dublin's drug lords. For her efforts, she was shot to death. "When the Sky Falls" is a fictional account of her life.
|1. Butterfly Kiss (1995)|
2. An Everlasting Piece (2000)
3. Hidden Agenda (1990)
4. I Want You (1998)
5. This Is the Sea (1998)
6. Titanic Town (1998)
7. When the Sky Falls (2000)
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