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by Neil Jordan


Set in the 1970s, Breakfast on Pluto follows the exploits of Patrick Braden, an endearing, witty, clever and deceptively tough young transvestite. Abandoned as a baby in his small Irish hometown, Patrick is aware from a very early age that he has been born into the wrong body. He survives this harsh environment with the aid of his wit and charm, plus a sweet refusal to let anyone and anything change who he is. With a burning desire to find his mother and reconciliation, he moves to London, and a hilarious, memorable and emotional series of misadventures sees Patrick, or Kitten as he prefers to be called, finally finding the love and happiness he craves.

international title: Breakfast on Pluto
original title: Breakfast on Pluto
country: Ireland, United Kingdom
sales agent: Sony Pictures Classics
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Neil Jordan
film run: 129'
release date: UK 13/01/2006, GR 26/01/2006, NO 03/02/2006, FR 01/03/2006, DK 10/01/2006, BE 15/03/2006, FI 17/03/2006, SE 17/03/2006, NL 04/05/2006, DE 25/05/2006, ES 25/08/2006
screenplay: Neil Jordan, Patrick McCabe
cast: Cillian Murphy, Liam Neeson, Brendan Gleeson, Ruth Negga, Stephen Rea, Gavin Friday
cinematography by: Declan Quinn
film editing: Tony Lawson
art director: Michael Higgins, Tom Conroy
costumes designer: Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh
producer: Neil Jordan, Alan Moloney, Stephen Woolley
production: Pathé Pictures, Number 9 Films Ltd, Parallel Films
distributor: Pathé Distribution, Pathé Distribution (FR), Sony Pictures Classics (DE), Vértigo Films (ES)


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