About the film
The Boy from Mercury
Release Date: December 06, 1996
|Producers||:||Marina Hughes, Gillian Reynolds, Claire Duignan|
Set in 1960s Dublin, a fatherless eight-year-old boy who feels alienated by his family, escapes his reality by deciding he's been sent from Mercury to study life on Earth. His fantasies mirror the life of his hero, Flash Gordon, from the serial he watches each week at the local cinema. His escapades result in dilemmas that drive his mother to such distraction that she turns to the boy's strange uncle for help.