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Release Date: May 4th, 2001

DVD Release Date: May 21st, 2002

R|1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary
It is love at first sight when raffish young writer James Joyce (Ewan McGregor) meets the simple barmaid Nora Barnacle (Susan Lynch) for the first time. The couple leave Ireland and set up home in Trieste where their passionate and tempestuous life together begins. Joyce is tormented by a fear that his work will never be published, but, Nora's simplicity and humor anchor his instability and the couple's relationship is bonded by a direct, deep sexual love.

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Susan Lynch, Peter McDonald, Aedin Moloney, Roberto Citran, Andrew Scott, Vinnie McCabe, Veronica Duffy

Director: Pat Murphy

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Natural Nylon Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The filmmakers' special triumph lies in the inspired way that in the nick of time it draws its story to a close, with Nora and Joyce struggling toward a new level of understanding. show more

  • This nicely acted study of a love that survived all manner of trauma is a must-see for Joyce fans, feminist historians great and small and admirers of the Emerald Isle. show more

  • Like "Pollock," Nora is a convincing portrait of the intersection between creative genius and crazy, all-consuming love.

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