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Orphans (1998)

Four siblings gathered together for their mother's funeral in Glasgow face individual torments over night during a tumultuous storm that rips the roof off the church.

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Peter Mullan

Writer:

Peter Mullan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Douglas Henshall ... Michael
Gary Lewis ... Thomas
Rosemarie Stevenson Rosemarie Stevenson ... Sheila
Stephen McCole ... John
Ann Swan Ann Swan ... Mother of Family
Gilbert Martin Gilbert Martin ... Frank
Jan Wilson Jan Wilson ... Sandra (Woman in Bar)
Lenny Mullan Lenny Mullan ... Julian (Bar Manager)
Malcolm Shields ... Duncan
June Brogan June Brogan ... Mona
Paul Doonan Paul Doonan ... Lenny (Duncan's brother)
Linda Jane Devlin Linda Jane Devlin ... Evelyn (Waitress in Bar) (as Linda Cuthbert)
Lex Keith Lex Keith ... Himself
Hugh Ferris Hugh Ferris ... Himself
Joel Strachan Joel Strachan ... Neil (Lad in Toilet)
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Four siblings gathered together for their mother's funeral in Glasgow face individual torments over night during a tumultuous storm that rips the roof off the church.

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Are YOUR parents a burden?

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ett sista farväl See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,098, 12 March 2000

Gross USA:

$54,754

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$54,754
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

While in the van John(Stephen McCole) and Tanga (Frank Gallagher) listen to a Billy Connolly cassette. Michael(Douglas Henshall) played Billy Connolly's son in law in Down Among The Big Boys. See more »

Quotes

Tanga: Black bean sauce? Fuckin' mingin', man.
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References Jean de Florette (1986) See more »

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The Jobby Wheecha!!!
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A magnificent film that deals with grief in a very black yet warm manner.
15 February 2002 | by John ReillySee all my reviews

A magnificent film that deals with grief in a very black yet warm manner.

Three brothers and a sister are torn apart upon the death of their mother. In the lead up to her funeral they all express their loss in different ways, from the recklessly violent to the automated responses of dealing with the ritual of the funeral itself.

Peppered with wonderful moments of Glaswegian humour - the graveside scene, though obviously contrived, is a moment of pure comic genius - this film is both deeply touching and funny.

If you like your humour dark, see it now.


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