Waiting for Dublin
by Del Harvey
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It has been a good year for Irish film. And now Cinema Libre Studio has released Waiting For Dublin, a wonderfully warm and humorous period comedy set at the end of World War II.
In the last days of World War II, two planes crash on the tiny coastal village of McGilligan’s Point in Ireland. One was German and the other, American - and that’s just fine with the locals at the pub, so long as they aren’t English. During World War II Ireland was neutral, and so they kept pilots from both sides as prisoners of war. This arrangement is fraught with conflicts leads to the expected tensions, although they are used here mostly for comic effect.
The locals are a quaint bunch who live on Irish time knowing that “life is too short to be in a rush.” They try to help the pilots any way they can. But, not surprisingly, they end up frustrating the foreigners in their ceaseless race against time.
Waiting For Dublin was directed by Roger Tucker and stars Andrew Keegan, David Wilmot, Jade Yourell, Frank Kelly, Pat Laffan, and Hugh O’Conor. Released in Ireland in 2007, this marks the US debut release for this very entertaining film.
To find out more about this film and to see a trailer, click here.
Del Harvey is the founder of Film Monthly, a film teacher, a writer and a film critic in Chicago.
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