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Middletown

Synopsis

Set in the heart of Ireland's bible belt, this gothic thriller tells the tale of one cleric's chilling determination to rid a rural town of its corruption and vice.

Preacher Gabriel (Matthew Macfadyen) returns home to Middletown and finds gambling, drinking and sinning at every turn. Determined to save the souls of his flock, Gabriel sets about imposing a new order.

However, his godly intentions mask a dark and malevolent heart with his damning sermons pitting neighbour against neighbour.

Gabriel's own brother, Jim (Daniel Mays) comes under attack from this moral crusade and is forced to fight back as his wife (Eva Birthistle), his marriage and his livelihood are all threatened.

Middletown presents a haunting story of good versus evil. Has the preacher come to save them all from eternal damnation or condemn the ones he loves to a life of hell?

Details

Year
2007
Type of film
Features
Running Time
88 Mins
Format
35mm
Director
Brian Kirk 1st Feature
Producer
Mark Byrne, Martha O' Neill
Co-Producer
Mark Byrne, Martha O' Neill
Editor
Tim Murrell
Screenwriter
Daragh Carville
Director of Photography
Adam Suschitzky
Production Designer
Ashleigh Jeffers
Sound
Simon Willis
Music
Debbie Wiseman
Principal Cast
Matthew MacFadyen, Daniel Mays, Eva Birthistle, Gerard McSorley

Production Company

Green Park Films Ltd
47a Botanic Avenue
Belfast BT7 1JL, Northern Ireland

T+44 (0)28 9057 3000
F+44 (0)28 9057 0057

middletown@greenparkfilms.com

Sales
Company

The Film Sales Company
151 Lafayette Street
Fifth Floor New York
NY 10013, USA

T+1 01646 274 0945