Alfie Byrne is a middle-aged bus conductor in Dublin in 1963. He would appear to live a life of quiet desperation: he’s gay, but firmly closeted, and his sister is always trying to find him “the right girl”. His passion is Oscar Wilde, his hobby is putting on amateur theatre productions in the local church hall. We follow him as he struggles with temptation, friendship, disapproval, and the conservative yet oddly lyrical world of Ireland in the early 1960s.
Director: Suri Krishnamma.
Stars: Albert Finney, Brenda Fricker, Michael Gambon, David Kelly, Tara FitzGerald, Rufus Sewell, Patrick Malahide, Mick Lally, Anna Manahan, Joe Pilkington, Brendan Conroy, Joan O’Hara, Eileen Reid, Eileen Conroy, Maureen Egan.
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