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Intermission (2003)

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A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence.

Director:

John Crowley

Writer:

Mark O'Rowe
9 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Farrell ... Lehiff
Kerry Condon ... Café Waitress
Johnny Thompson Johnny Thompson ... Old Man in Café
Emma Bolger ... Child with Ice Cream
Deirdre Molloy Deirdre Molloy ... Woman in Shopping Mall
Cillian Murphy ... John
Brían F. O'Byrne ... Mick
Derry Power Derry Power ... Elderly Man on Bus
David Wilmot ... Oscar
Owen Roe ... Mr. Henderson
Neilí Conroy Neilí Conroy ... Helen
Kelly Macdonald ... Deirdre
John Rogan John Rogan ... Alfred
Tom Farrelly Tom Farrelly ... George
Gerry Moore Gerry Moore ... Seamus Ruane
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Storyline

Intermission is an urban love story about people adrift and their convoluted journeys in the search for some kind of love. When the desperately insecure and emotionally inarticulate John breaks up with Deirdre to 'give her a little test' his plan backfires leaving her broken-hearted and him alone and miserable. Through chance and coincidence, their break-up triggers a roller coaster ride of interweaving escapades in the lives of everyone around them. Intermission presents a slice of life, the passage between breaking up and making up, exploring how our lives intersect, and the power we all possess to affect the lives of those around us. Written by Mark Cameron

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Small town delinquents. Shady cops. Pretty good girls. And very, very, bad boys. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Ireland | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Derang See more »

Filming Locations:

County Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,936, 21 March 2004

Gross USA:

$896,993

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,856,298
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

John Crowley's directorial debut. See more »

Quotes

Lehiff: Flat-footed, fat fucking faggot.
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Crazy Credits

There is an extra scene during the credits showing Noeleen and Sam, who have presumably gotten back together. Noeleen is pestering Sam about changing the TV channel, and her nagging manner may give a hint why Sam left her in the first place. See more »

Connections

References Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Disappearing Act
Words and Music by Ron Sexsmith
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Performed by Ron Sexsmith
Courtesy of Nettwerk America
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Yet, another great Irish film
14 November 2006 | by insightandsoundSee all my reviews

Well, if you loved "Crash" (no not the David Cronenberg version, but the Academy Award winning Paul Haggis film) you'll love this Irish version of everyday Irish folk in everyday life, living everyday life interchanging and interacting, kind of like a Irish "six degrees" thing. Speaking of acting, what acting...Everyone is so "real" almost like a documentary, Oscars for All! Great camera work, it just flows so well together, great cast nice to see Scottish actress Kelly MacDonald (Trainspotting, Gosford Park) again. Colin Ferrell is as intense as always, he is such fun to watch he's a great "on-the-edge-of-your-seat" actor. So if you enjoy great acting, a good story with some twists and turns check this one out. Other great Irish films are: Omagh(2004), Veronica Guerin(2003), Bloody Sunday(2002), The Commitments(1991), Waking Ned Divine(1998) and The Field(1990).

Slainté


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