Date created: April 2010
Release date 2002
Duration 94 min
Producer(s) Kevan Barker, Simon Bosanquet, Pierce Brosnan...more
Director(s) Bruce Beresford...more
Writer(s) Paul Pender...more
Cast Sophie Vavasseur, Niall Beagan, Hugh McDonagh...more
Grandma says she got a postcard from Mummy. She's in a place called Australia. Grandma says it's warm there.
Yes, deary, it is. But you tell your grandmother that its not as warm as the place she'll be going next.
Is God good, just and merciful?
"Yes" isn't the catechism answer, is it? What does the catechism say?
It says... [pauses, unable to remember]
I've had enough of you, Annette Farrell. Now... [begins to beat Annette with a strap]
God is infinitely good... [beats her again]
infinitely just... [beats her again]
and infinitely - What are you saying to me, child?
I don't think you should do that, Sister. If God is infinitely merciful, he wouldn't want you to do that.
And you have no other source of revenue?
Ah, well sir, my father Henry who's sitting over here, and myself, we're setting up a bit of a tour of the Dublin pubs, like.
Surely that would represent expenditure rather than income?
Oh no, Your Honour, we'll be playing music like, for money!
[Evelyn's mother is running away from the block of flats with her suitcase] [Evelyn talking to her doll]
Mummy's going shopping, Heidi. Do you like her nice new shoes and coat? But it's St Stephen's Day. Mummy, come back, it's St Stephen's Day, the shops are shut!