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by Aisling Walsh


One man's courage to stand up and fight against the tough fascist regime in a boys Irish Reformatory School in 1939. William Franklin is a broken man who fought on the side of the communists in the Spanish Civil War who now finds himself teaching at St. Jude. Based on a true story.

international title: Song For A Raggy Boy
original title: Song For A Raggy Boy
country: Ireland, Spain, United Kingdom, Denmark
sales agent: Lolafilms SL
year: 2003
genre: fiction
directed by: Aisling Walsh
film run: 93'
release date: DK 22/08/2003, IE 17/10/2003, BE 29/10/2003, NO 07/11/2003, UK 09/04/2004
screenplay: Aisling Walsh, Kevin Byron Murphy, Patrick Galvin
cast: Aidan Quinn, Iain Glen, Simone Bendix, Claus Blue
cinematography by: Peter Robertson
film editing: Bryan Oates
art director: John Hand
costumes designer: Alison Byrne
music: Richard Blackford
producer: John McDonnell, Dominic Wright, Kevin Byron Murphy
production: Fantastic Films, Subotica, Moviefan Scandinavia A/S, Lolafilms (ES), Zoma Ltd. (UK)
distributor: Constantin Film (DK), Columbia TriStar (NO)
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