About the film
dublin, ireland friendship ireland middle age
A Man of No Importance
Release Date: December 24, 1994
|Slogan||:||«An extraordinary tale of an ordinary hero»|
|Production Companies||:||BBC Films, Little Bird, Majestic Films International|
|Producers||:||Michelle Guish, Jonathan Cavendish, Guy East, Mark Shivas, James Mitchell, Robert Cooper, Kathy Sykes, Howard Gibbins|
Alfie Byrne is a middle-aged bus conductor in Dublin in 1963. He would appear to live a life of quiet desperation: he's gay, but firmly closeted, and his sister is always trying to find him "the right girl". His passion is Oscar Wilde, his hobby is putting on amateur theatre productions in the local church hall. We follow him as he struggles with temptation, friendship, disapproval, and the conservative yet oddly lyrical world of Ireland in the early 1960s.