Swansong
SWANSONG – THE STORY OF OCCI BYRNE

SYNOPSIS  Austin ‚Occi‘ Byrne’s life begins when his mother brings him back to her village in Sligo after she fails to have an abortion in England. Occi suffers traumatic bullying at the hands of a local gang, but remains devoted to his increasingly alcoholic mother, convinced that his lost father will one day re-enter his life. When the mental asylum he’s committed to as an adolescent closes down, he finds work on a trawler where he causes the death of a fellow sailor. The murder goes undiscovered, but worse awaits Occi when he returns home and learns the truth about his parentage.

RELEASE DATE GERMANY  18. August 2011

WRITER / DIRECTOR  Conor McDermottroe

DOP  Alexander du Prel

COMPOSER  Carl Carlton

PRODUCERS  Hermann Florin, Edwina Forkin, Tom Maguire

PRODUCTION COMPANIES  Florin Film & Fernsehproduktion GmbH, Zanzibar Films

MAIN CAST  Martin McCann, Jodie Whittaker, Marcella Plunkett, Gerard McSorley, Brid Brennan, Owen Roe

 

PARTNERS  Irish Film Board, RTE, Eurimages, ZDF/Arte, Kinowelt, Missing Films

Fotos: © 2018 UFA FICTION

AWARDS

Galway Film Fleadh Runner-Up: Best Irish Drama
IFTA: Best Actor for Martin McCann

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