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Lamb (1985)

"Lamb" focuses on the relationship between Brother Michael Lamb (Liam Neeson), a teacher in a Roman Catholic-run institution for troubled boys in Ireland, and 10-year-old Owen Kane (Hugh ... See full summary »

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Colin Gregg

Writers:

Bernard MacLaverty (novel), Bernard MacLaverty (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Neeson ... Michael Lamb
Harry Towb ... Priest
Hugh O'Conor ... Owen Kane
Frances Tomelty ... Mrs. Kane
Ian Bannen ... Brother Benedict
Ronan Wilmot ... Brother Fintan
Denis Carey Denis Carey ... Mr. Lamb
Eileen Kennally Eileen Kennally ... Neighbour Woman
David Gorry David Gorry ... O'Donnell
Andrew Pickering Andrew Pickering ... Murphy
Stuart O'Connor Stuart O'Connor ... O'Holloran
Ian McElhinney ... Maguire
Bernadette McKenna Bernadette McKenna ... Jeweller's Assistant
Jessica Saunders Jessica Saunders ... Bank Teller on Boat
Robert Hamilton Robert Hamilton ... Stranger at Holyhead
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"Lamb" focuses on the relationship between Brother Michael Lamb (Liam Neeson), a teacher in a Roman Catholic-run institution for troubled boys in Ireland, and 10-year-old Owen Kane (Hugh O'Conor), the school's most unruly pupil. Dumped into the institution by his abusive mother, Owen is an incorrigible mess who smokes cigarettes, curses, wets his bed, picks fights and has epileptic seizures. Written by mrwarcriminal

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1986 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Deixe-me Viver See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

Liam Neeson, who plays Michael Lamb in the film, later portrayed a character with the same last name called Dr. Fergus Lamb in Ruby Cairo (1992). See more »

Soundtracks

Sharing Shearing
(uncredited)
Music by Johnny Hawksworth
Rouge Music Ltd
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A HARROWING BLISS
11 March 2004 | by marcosaguadoSee all my reviews

The answer of how an electro shock can be inspiring, is buried within this little film. Unapologetic to a fault. Tense, and tender. It grabs you by the throat and doesn't let you go. I understand the outcries about the ending, but, what did you expect? In a painful, shattering way, the ending is utterly rewarding, true to its message, even if it leaves you gasping for air. Interesting to notice, Gianni Amelio's masterpiece "Stolen Children" seems a remake of "Lamb" a film that, by its very nature, should appear impossible to emulate. If you're not afraid of an emotional wallop, go for Lamb.


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