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MIDDLETOWN

by Brian Kirk

synopsis

Middletown is the puritanical village that time forgot. Jim and Caroline are trapped there by Jim’s sense of duty to his father, a sick and cantankerous old man who refuses to accept his illness. Something has to change… And it does. Jim’s brother, now Reverend Gabriel Hunter, returns after many years to bring the people back to God. His zeal totally disrupts the balance in Middletown, tearing asunder the existing familial harmony. A battle ensues between Jim and Gabriel that threatens to destroy everything each stands for and engulfing all of Middletown in a conflict with terrible consequences.

international title: Middletown
original title: Middletown
country: Ireland, United Kingdom
sales agent: The Film Sales Company (US)
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Brian Kirk
film run: 90'
screenplay: Daragh Carville
cast: Matthew Macfadyen, Daniel Mays, Eva Birthistle, Gerard McSorley
cinematography by: Adam Suschitzky
film editing: Tim Murrell
art director: Ashleigh Jeffers
music: Debbie Wiseman
producer: Mark Byrne, Michael Casey
production: Green Park Films
backing: Irish Film Board, NIFTC
distributor: Eclipse Pictures Limited
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