Fiction

Calvary

Am Sonntag bist du tot
John Michael McDonagh
IRL, GBR 2014
101min
V'14

After making a splash with his feature debut, THE GUARD, the most commercially successful independent Irish film ever made, John Michael McDonagh has reteamed with actor Brendan Gleeson for the second part in what they’re calling ‘the suicide trilogy’.
CALVARY begins with one of the most striking opening scenes in any film this year: in a confession box, an unseen villager tells Father James Lavelle he plans to kill him the following Sunday, as displaced revenge for the sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of a clergyman as a child.
Thereby begins a gripping fusion of black comedy, mystery thriller, HIGH NOON-style showdown suspense and weighty morality drama, as Father James spends the week visiting the spiritually jaded members of his parish to determine which one of them plans to murder him. (Samuel Wigley)

Credits
  • Isaach de Bankolé - Simon Asamoah
  • Brendan Gleeson - Father James Lavelle
  • Chris O’Dowd - Jack Brennan
  • Kelly Reilly - Fiona
  • Aidan Gillen - Doktor Frank Harte
  • Dylan Moran - Fitzgerald
  • M. Emmet Walsh - Gerald Ryan
  • John Michael McDonagh
  • Larry Smith
  • Chris Gill
  • Patrick Cassidy
  • Mark Geraghty
  • Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh
Reprisal Films, Octagon Film

Protagonist Pictures

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