Swansong – The story of Occi Byrne

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.


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



Release Date Germany

18. August 2011

Writer/ Director

Conor McDer­mot­t­roe


Alex­an­der du Prel


Carl Carl­ton


Her­mann Flo­rin, Edwi­na For­kin, Tom Maguire

Production Companies

Flo­rin Film & Fern­seh­pro­duk­ti­on GmbH, Zan­zi­bar Films


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


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

Fotos: © Flo­rin Film / Zan­zi­bar Films / Kino­welt / Howard Gibbins 

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