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Fantastic film, moving, funny and beautifully filmed.,
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This review is from: The Disappearance Of Finbar [DVD] (DVD)
I first saw this film some years ago on tv and was really mesmerised by it. I was also astonished and disappointed not to have been able to see it anywhere since. I was greatly cheered to find it available on DVD having got a player at Christmans and got this DVD version which is a quality reproduction. A chance to see it again after years of waiting has not dispappointed. It's a well scripted and well crafted film, the acting is great and while the underlying plot has quite a sad resonance there are also tremendously funny bits threading though it too (look out for the song 'So long Finnbar Flynn' and you'll see what I mean). There are some wonderfully eccentric characters in the story too.
The filming of the fabulous scandanavian landscape is a joy to behold - deserving of an 'oscar' if you ask me (alas the people who award them probably haven't seen this..). There's also lovely music too as icing on the cake.
If you like affecting stories about people with troubled relationships - rather than action and violence etc. then get a copy of this and watch it, it's really tremendous and worth repeated viewings. It's almost poetic to my mind.