The Eclipse (2009)

R   |    |  Drama, Horror, Romance

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In a seaside Irish town, a widower sparks with a visiting horror novelist while he also begins to believe he is seeing ghosts.




  • Aidan Quinn in The Eclipse (2009)
  • Iben Hjejle in The Eclipse (2009)
  • Ciarán Hinds in The Eclipse (2009)
  • Aidan Quinn and Iben Hjejle in The Eclipse (2009)
  • Ciarán Hinds and Iben Hjejle in The Eclipse (2009)
  • Ciarán Hinds in The Eclipse (2009)

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23 February 2010 | pd5701
| If there is life after Death, Love lives on.
I saw a sneak preview of The Eclipse in Boston and loved it, as did the enthusiastic audience judging by their laughter, gasps of surprise and final, sustained, applause.

The cast were excellent and the ensemble playing was uniformly real. Ciaran Hinds (There Will be Blood, Munich and Miami Vice) was at his best and I understood why he deserved the Best Actor award he won at the last Tribeca Film Festival.

Aidan Quinn (Bury my Heart at Wounded Knee, Songcatcher and Empire Falls) was brilliantly playing against type and succeeded in being funny, vain and creepy at the same time. Aidan won the Best supporting Actor at the IFTAs this year.

Iben Hjejle, who was in Defiance,is beautiful and very striking; a welcome fresh face to English Cinema. She more than holds her own among seasoned professionals. I look forward to seeing her films.

The excellent script, by Conor and Billy Roche, took the best screenplay award at the IFTAs.

The Film opens very soon and I urge everyone to see it.

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Plot Summary


Drama | Horror | Romance


Release Date:

15 April 2010



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Cobh, County Cork, Ireland

Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,207 28 March 2010

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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