The Playboys

The Playboys

A young woman, Tara Maguire (Robin Wright) scandalizes her provincial Irish village in the 1950s by having a baby out of a wedlock, and refusing to name the father. She has a rare beauty and every man in town desires her, especially Sergeant Hegarty (Albert Finney). The arrival of a dramatic troupe stirs things up even more, especially when she falls in love with one f the “Playboys”, Tom Casey (Aidan Quinn)

Dead Long Enough

Two brothers from Wales on a stag night return to a small village in Donegal where they spent a working holiday 16 years previously. There they bump in to an old flame and a series of mishaps and misunderstandings reignite old passions and throw their lives into confusion

The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter

1183 AD: King Henry II’s three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won’t commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him

Welcome to the Irish Film Database

Welcome to the Irish Film Database

We love Irish film. In fact we love Irish film so much that we have decided to create a database of films produced and filmed on the island of Ireland. Image from The Secret of Kells © Cartoon Saloon

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

Director Sophie Fiennes reunites with philosophical provocateur Slavoj Žižek for this follow-up to their hit The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema, in which Žižek applies his inimitable and penetrating insights to films both famous and obscure as he interprets their overt and concealed meanings. (TIFF)

Young Cassidy

Young Cassidy

Dublin playwright Sean O’Casey (Rod Taylor) loves a librarian (Maggie Smith), sleeps with a chorus girl (Julie Christie) and meets Yeats

McVicar

McVicar

John McVicar was a London Bad Boy. he graduated to armed bank robbery and was Britain’s “Public Enemy No. 1”. He was captured and put into a high security prison. Will even the highest security prison be able to hold him? This is the true story of his life, his criminal exploits and his eventual rehabilitation

This Must Be the Place

This Must Be the Place

A bored, retired rock star sets out to find his father’s executioner, an ex-Nazi war criminal who is a refugee in the U.S

Just a Sigh

Just a Sigh

In the short break between performances in Calais, stage actress Alix makes a quick escape to Paris. On the train she meets a mysterious English stranger and, for the most fleeting of afternoons, imagines what the future could hold down a different road

30 Is A Dangerous Age, Cynthia

30 Is A Dangerous Age, Cynthia

A 29-year old aspiring composer–still single and without any romantic prospects–vows to both marry and write a hit musical before he turns 30. Director Joseph McGrath’s 1968 British comedy stars Dudley Moore, Suzy Kendall, Eddie Foy Jr. and Patricia Routledge