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Synopsis

Regarded by his neighbours as a harmless misfit, eliciting idle kindness, benign tolerance and occasional abuse, Josie has spent all his adult life as the caretaker of a crumbling petrol station on the outskirts of a small town in the mid-west of Ireland. He is limited, lonely, yet relentlessly optimistic and, in his own peculiar way, happy. But then over the course of a summer, Josie’s world shifts. A teenager, David, comes to work with him. David likes him. They open up to each other and suddenly the lonely adult is drinking cans down at the railway tracks with the local kids. He is awakened to needs in himself that have never been met. And Carmel, from the local shop, who has always been kind to him, stirs feelings within him that he struggles to name. And then one thoughtless moment unravels the threads of faltering friendship. Events spiral. Josie’s life is changed, forever.

Details

Year
2008
Type of film
Features
Running Time
85 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Lenny Abrahamson
Producer
Andrew Lowe, Peter Carlton
Co-Producer
Andrew Lowe, Peter Carlton
Editor
Isobel Stephenson
Screenwriter
Mark O' Halloran
Director of Photography
Peter Robertson
Production Designer
Padraig O' Neill
Sound
Rob Flanagan
Music
Stephen Rennicks
Principal Cast
Pat Shortt, Anne-Marie Duff, Conor J Ryan

Production Company

Element Pictures
21 Mespil Road
Dublin 4
Ireland

T +353 1 618 5032
F +353 1 664 3737

info@elementpictures.ie

Sales
Company

MK2
55 rue Traversiere
75012 Paris
France

T +33 1 44 67 30 11
F +33 1 43 41 32 30

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