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The eclipse - Ciarán Hinds, Iben Hjejle, Aidan Quinn, Conor McPherson

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Movie propaganda

Amid lush hills and crumbling stone abbeys, the soggy waterside town of Cobh plays host to a chaotic annual literary festival. Widower Michael (Ciarán Hinds) has been adjusting to his new role as the sole caretaker of his two young kids, but finds himself increasingly frightened by nightmares that are starting to spill into his waking hours. When he volunteers as a handler at the festival, chance finds him driving supernatural-fiction writer Lena (Iben Hjejle) who he is quickly drawn to. But Michael has to compete for her attentions with internationally acclaimed author Nicholas (Aidan Quinn), also in town to plug his latest best-seller and reclaim the girl he can't get out of his head. All three will be forced to deal with their own ghosts over the course of the weekend in this haunting, spooky and truly original film.

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film Ireland supernatural thriller literary festival author writer romance County Cork loss grief ghost

Persons of interest

  • Ciarán Hinds .... Michael Farr
  • Iben Hjejle .... Lena Morelle
  • Aidan Quinn .... Nicholas Holden
  • Dorothy Cotter
  • Eanna Hardwicke
  • Hannah Lynch
  • Jim Norton
  • Hilary O'Shaughnessy
  • Billy Roche .... Author: Tales from Rainwater Pond
  • Conor McPherson .... Screenwriter
  • Conor McPherson .... Director

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Theatrical report

The eclipse is a confused film that can't decide whether it's a haunting horror (see Dark water) or a drama (see Genova) or a psychological thriller (see Antichrist). If I were you I would see any of those films before this one.

NB: Any movie that includes a literary festival is dancing on the edge of a precipice.

The Ireland, supernatural, thriller movie The eclipse is directed by Conor McPherson and stars Ciarán Hinds, Iben Hjejle, Aidan Quinn.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: English

Government security censorship classification

M (Mature themes, violence, coarse language and horror scenes)

Surveillance time

84 minutes (1:24 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 15 April 2010
Disc: 1 December 2010

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