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R| 1 hr. 38 min.

Plot Summary
In early-1960s Dublin, bus conductor Alfie Byrne (Albert Finney) lives quietly, leading a local amateur theatrical troupe and keeping house with his sister, Lily (Brenda Fricker). Deeply closeted at a time when homosexuality is still a criminal offense in Ireland, the middle-aged Alfie creates a local scandal when he announces a production of Oscar Wilde's play "Salome," starring country girl Adele (Tara Fitzgerald) and Robbie (Rufus Sewell), the bus driver for whom Alfie secretly pines.

Cast: Albert Finney , Brenda Fricker , Michael Gambon , Tara Fitzgerald , Rufus Sewell , Patrick Malahide , David Kelly , Mick Lally

Director: Suri Krishnamma

Genres: Drama

A Man Of No Importance (1994)

Release Date: December 21st, 1994|1 hr. 38 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 100
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Delightfully comic - and the funniest moments are rich in meaning - A Man of No Importance is laced with memorable scenes. show more

  • 63
    Mike Clark USA Today

    The movie has more on its mind than its delicate frame can handle, but Finney remains an actor of importance and prodigious charm. [27 Dec 1994] show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Examiner

    [Krishnamma] gives the story a dimension of pent-up anguish and melancholy. show more

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