Saturday, 19 April 2014


Latest Film Board effort to hit our screens and normal service has resumed! Pained faces in close up, piano on the soundtrack, out-of-focus camerawork, 1950's era, respectable acting, miserable characters, dull lighting, and lots of lifeless tedium. A man revisits the South East of Ireland where he witnessed tragedy as a child. The movie cuts between these two stories. Nothing happens except boredom and verbal spats. In one scene the kids from the earlier era go to see a movie called Wicked lady. That was a scandalous picture of that era and no child would have been allowed to see it! So that scene didn't ring true. The rest of the movie was the usual respectable rubbish that soaks up State funding. Lifeless, stale, over-directed - just like the similar The eclipse.

Title: The sea
Genre: Drama
New/old: New
Cinema/DVD: Cinema

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