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The Eclipse (2009)

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In a seaside Irish town, a widower sparks with a visiting horror novelist while he also begins to believe he is seeing ghosts.

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Conor McPherson

Writers:

Conor McPherson (screenplay), Billy Roche (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Roche Billy Roche ... Jim Belton
Eanna Hardwicke ... Thomas Farr
Hannah Lynch Hannah Lynch ... Sarah Farr
Ciarán Hinds ... Michael Farr
Mac Mac ... Ringo the Dog
Avian Egan Avian Egan ... Eleanor Farr
Aidan Quinn ... Nicholas Holden
Hilary O'Shaughnessy Hilary O'Shaughnessy ... TV Interviewer
Jim Norton ... Malachy
Nuala Casey De Backer Nuala Casey De Backer ... Festival Organiser
Sarah Murphy Sarah Murphy ... Festival Volunteer
Iben Hjejle ... Lena Morrell
Mia Quinn Mia Quinn ... Ghost Girl
Declan Nash Declan Nash ... Man in Hotel Bar
Valerie Spelman ... Jenny Sewell
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Storyline

Having lost his beloved wife to cancer, the dejected widower and father of two, Michael Farr, is still struggling to find his feet in the Irish seaport town of Cobh. To keep his mind occupied, Michael volunteers for the picturesque town's annual literary festival, transporting famous authors such as the self-centred American novelist, Nicholas Holden, and the quiet British ghost-story writer, Lena Morelle, to various events. Once, those two polar opposites had a meaningless fling; however--even though Nicholas is still eager to pick up where they left off--more and more, Lena finds herself attracted to the sombre Michael, whose father-in-law's eerie ghost haunts him in the dead of night. Is this dreadful apparition a tangible manifestation created by a wounded soul? Written by Nick Riganas

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widower | ghost | novelist | irish | kiss | See All (48) »

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If there is life after death - love lives on

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 2010 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Oliki ekleipsi See more »

Filming Locations:

Cobh, County Cork, Ireland

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,207, 28 March 2010

Gross USA:

$133,411

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$159,852
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1.85 : 1
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If there is life after Death, Love lives on.
23 February 2010 | by pd5701See all my reviews

I saw a sneak preview of The Eclipse in Boston and loved it, as did the enthusiastic audience judging by their laughter, gasps of surprise and final, sustained, applause.

The cast were excellent and the ensemble playing was uniformly real. Ciaran Hinds (There Will be Blood, Munich and Miami Vice) was at his best and I understood why he deserved the Best Actor award he won at the last Tribeca Film Festival.

Aidan Quinn (Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee, Songcatcher and Empire Falls) was brilliantly playing against type and succeeded in being funny, vain and creepy at the same time. Aidan won the Best supporting Actor at the IFTAs this year.

Iben Hjejle, who was in Defiance,is beautiful and very striking; a welcome fresh face to English Cinema. She more than holds her own among seasoned professionals. I look forward to seeing her films.

The excellent script, by Conor and Billy Roche, took the best screenplay award at the IFTAs.

The Film opens very soon and I urge everyone to see it.


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