The Boy from Mercury (1996)

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Harry (James Hickey) is an eight-year-old boy growing up in Ireland with his dis-spirited widowed mother May (Rita Tushingham) and older brother Paul (Hugh O'Connor). He is bullied in ... See full summary »


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Martin Duffy


Martin Duffy


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21 December 1998 | Mickey77
| Best Movie About Childhood
This is almost forgotten Irish film - yet it's the still the finest ever made in this country. Anyone who remembers what it was like to be a child will identify with the frustrations, joys and terrors of growing up among adults and older siblings who failed to understand anything. The actors are wonderful including Tushingham and Courtney (3 decades on from Doctor Zhivago) and the technical elements are remarkable considering the shoe-string budget. I saw this movie at its world premiere in Dublin in 1996 - it was love at first sight. I hope it grows in stature over the coming years.

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Drama | Family


Release Date:

6 December 1996



Country of Origin

France, UK, Ireland

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