Director: John Crowley Cast: Colin Farrell, Shirley Henderson, Kelly MacDonald


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In the suburbs of Dublin, more than a dozen strangers find their paths colliding in sometimes violent, sometimes absurd ways in Intermission, the first feature from director John Crowley. Setting the chain of events in motion is Lehiff (Colin Farrell), a small-time crook whose most recent petty theft has him on the run from Jerry (Colm Meaney), a self-aggrandizing police detective who's even more full of himself now that he's being constantly trailed by a TV news documentary crew. Meanwhile, Lehiff's friend John (Cillian Murphy) is going though a trial breakup -- or "intermission," as he calls it -- with his girlfriend, Deirdre (Kelly Macdonald), who has promptly taken up with the older, more conventionally responsible bank manager Sam (Michael McElhatton). When Lehiff suggests that the answer to all of his and John's troubles is to set up Sam and rob his vaults, John's too eager to comply -- and their plan spells dire consequences for everyone in their immediate circle of relations. Also starring David Wilmot, Brian F. O'Byrne, and Shirley Henderson, Intermission had its premiere at the Galway Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award, and secured berths at the Edinburgh, Telluride, and Toronto festivals.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/19/2004
UPC: 0027616906786
Original Release: 2003
Rating: R
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Colin Farrell Lehiff
Shirley Henderson Sally
Kelly MacDonald Deirdre
Colm Meaney Detective Jerry Lynch
Cillian Murphy John
Ger Ryan Maura
Brian F. O'Byrne Mick
Michael McElhatton Sam
Deirdre O'Kane Noeleen
David Wilmot Oscar
Tom O'Sullivan Ben
Owen Roe Mr. Henderson
Taylor Molloy Phillip
Jeff O'Toole Actor
Laurence Kinlan Dealer
Rory Keenan Anthony
Darragh Kelly Actor
Barbara Bergin Karen

Technical Credits
John Crowley Director
Tony Aherne Asst. Director
Tim Alban Sound/Sound Designer
Tom Conroy Production Designer
Susie Cullen Art Director
Brendan Deasy Sound/Sound Designer
John Erraught Associate Producer
Jina Jay Casting
Neil Jordan Producer
Ryszard Lenczewski Cinematographer
Alan Moloney Producer
Lorna Mugan Costumes/Costume Designer
Susan Mullen Associate Producer
John Murphy Score Composer
Mark O'Rowe Screenwriter
Jonathan Sehring Executive Producer
Rod Stoneman Executive Producer
Paul Trijbits Executive Producer
Romany Turner Associate Producer
Tristan Whalley Executive Producer
Stephen Woolley Producer
Lucia Zucchetti Editor

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Intermission 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This Tarantino-meets-"Full Monty" and "Trainspotting" film slices life through the middle where normal people live, but slices with a dark knife of eroticism, violence, anarchy, and rage. Despite its subjet and approach, it manages to deliver a hopeful ending and relentless comedy that throws light in nearly all the shadows.