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Not a large success with American audiences, “A Man of No Importance” made its mark on
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the UK scene. Starring Albert Finney as middle-aged Alfie Byrne, the film is a touching
and memorable story of a man refusing to conform to the expectations of his friends and
family. He is determined to be himself, whatever the cost. Alfie is a dreamer, who also
happens to be a bus conductor in Ireland. His one dream is to produce “Salome” by Oscar
Wilde, his idol. On his bus, Alfie is a different man--it is his world and he is in command;
however, his private life is something else, and, unfortunately, never the twain do they
meet. A sad tale, nonetheless, it is a gripping drama. Aside from the language
difficulties--American audiences easily are lost in the miasma of all that Irish brogue--the
movie (also starring Brenda Fricker and Michael Gambon) is well worth the time!
The review of this Movie prepared by Bill Hobbs



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Struggle with    -   midlife crisis

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Irish

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Ireland

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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