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Lamb (Neeson), a Catholic priest teaching at a grim remand home for boys on the Irish coast, focuses his charity upon a young ten-year-old (O'Conor) who is subject to fits. When left a small legacy, he takes flight with the boy to London. Alas, as the money slowly runs out, the little good they had between them is threatened by a sordid and uncaring city. Taken from the novel by Bernard MacLaverty, the film very movingly achieves many of those things which are often so difficult in cinema. A portrait of goodness, religion at work, and a multi-faceted view of human character. CPea.

By: CPea

Release details

Duration: 110 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Colin Gregg
Screenwriter: Bernard MacLaverty
Cast: Liam Neeson
Harry Towb
Hugh O'Conor
Frances Tomelty
Ian Bannen
Denis Carey
Eileen Kennally
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