This Is the Sea

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Northern Ireland during the IRA ceasefire of 1995: a Romeo and Juliet story of two youngsters (McDade and Morton) trying to make a go of it despite distrust and enmity between Catholics and Plymouth Brethren. The film's heart is in the right place, but dramatically it alternates between clumsy, contrived and predictable, while the performances are generally disappointing, given the impressive cast. Waterboys fans might enjoy the soundtrack, but this, like Resurrection Man, offers further evidence that there's only so much cinematic mileage in returning to the Troubles for inspiration.

Release details

Duration: 104 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Mary McGuckian
Screenwriter: Mary McGuckian
Cast: Richard Harris
Gabriel Byrne
John Lynch
Dearbhla Molloy
Samantha Morton
Ross McDade
Stella McCusker
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