V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Calvary

V' 14

Calvary

Am Sonntag bist du tot

John Michael McDonagh
IRL/GB, 2014
Fiction, 101min, OmdU

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Calvary

John Michael McDonagh
IRL/GB, 2014
Fiction, 101min, OmdU

Actors: 
Brendan Gleeson
Father James Lavelle
Chris O’Dowd
Jack Brennan
Kelly Reilly
Fiona
Aidan Gillen
Doktor Frank Harte
Dylan Moran
Fitzgerald
Isaach de Bankolé
Simon Asamoah
M. Emmet Walsh
Gerald Ryan
Screenplay: 
John Michael McDonagh
Camera: 
Larry Smith
Editor: 
Chris Gill
Composer: 
Patrick Cassidy
Decoration: 
Mark Geraghty
Costume: 
Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh

Production: 
Reprisal Films, Octagon Film
World Sales: 
Protagonist Pictures
Distribution in Austria: 
Filmladen Filmverleih
Format: 
DCP
Color

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)

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