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The Boy From Mercury

  • 1996
  • UK/France
  • 87 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Martin Duffy
  • Written by: Martin Duffy
  • Cast: Rita Tushingham, Tom Courtenay, Hugh O'Conor, James Hickey

Eight-year-old Harry (Hickey) believes he has special powers granted him through his birthplace being Mercury rather than Dublin - a belief boosted by visits to the Saturday morning film club and his lack of a father figure. An irresistible tale of memory, loss and the search for a better future. If you manage to sit through this without wilting into jelly at Hickey's painfully innocent performance, then you have the heart of a tyrant.

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