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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Linus Roache
Tom Wilkinson
Cathy Tyson
Robert Carlyle
Lesley Sharp
Directors
Antonia Bird
Screenwriters
Jimmy McGovern
Jimmy McGovern
Running Time
103 minutes

Priest
Clash of values for young priest as Godliness conflicts with homosexual love.


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Plot
A priest struggles to reconcile his conflicting love for God and for his homosexual lover whilst becoming embroiled in the plight of a young girl being abused by her father.


Verdict
Unevan but powerful film that is held together by Bird's elegant direction.


Reviewed by Steve Beard

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