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USA: Sony Pictures Classics
UK: Pathé Distribution
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Stephen Rea, Brendan Gleeson, Liam Neeson, Eva Birthistle, Liam Cunningham, Bryan Ferry, Gavin Friday, Ian Hart, Laurence Kinlan, Ruth McCabe, Ruth Negga, Steven Waddington, Mary Coughlan, Conor McEvoy, Charlene McKenna, Seamus Reilly, Peter Owens, Emmet Lawlor McHugh, Bianca O'Connor, Paraic Breathnach, Patrick McCabe, Owen Roe, Rynagh O'Grady, Steve Blount, Keith McCoy, Liam O’Toole, Peter Halpin, Peter Gowan, Mark Doherty, Tony Devlin, Kieran Lally, Stephen McDaid, Pete Reddy,Maurice Seezer, Lex Shrapnel, Eamonn Owens, Ciaran Nolan, Mary Ryan, Kathryn Pogson, Derek Elroy, Mal White, Paul O’Toole, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Janet Moran, Andy Moore, Marc O’Shea, Rachel Donovan, Neil Jackson, Dominic Cooper, Alan Heyburn, James Greene, Fiona Clarke, Gillian Johnson, Chris McHallum, Sid Young, Britta Smith, Doreen Keogh, Catherine Dunne, Tom Hickey, Mark Lambert
Director: Neil Jordan
Countries: Ireland / UK
USA & UK: 129 mins
USA Rated: R for sexuality, language, some violence and drug use
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, violence and sex references
USA Release Date: 2 December 2005 (Limited Release - Los Angeles)
USA Release Date: 18 November 2005 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 13 January 2006
UK DVD Release Date: 15 May 2006
A vibrant black comedy from NEIL JORDAN, the award-winning director of THE CRYING GAME, INTERVIEW WITH A VAMPIRE, THE END OF THE AFFAIR and THE BUTCHER BOY.
Set in the 1970’s, BREAKFAST ON PLUTO follows the exploits of Patrick Braden, an endearing, witty, clever and deceptively tough young man. Abandoned as a baby in his small Irish hometown and aware from a very early age that he was different, Patrick survives with the aid of his wit and charm, plus a sweet refusal to let anyone and anything change who he is.
As Patrick’s penchant for dressing up and his sewing skills develop, he begins his transformation into the beautiful and androgynous Kitten. With a burning desire to find his mother, he moves to London where an hilarious, memorable and emotional series of misadventures sees Kitten finally finding the love and happiness he so craves and deserves.
Jordan weaves a wonderfully surreal and magical tale to bring us this funny, moving and poignant rites of passage account of a young man enduring the trials and tribulations he faces with a smile and unwavering faith in the inherent goodness in us all. Loosely based on Pat McCabe’s best-selling novel of the same name BREAKFAST ON PLUTO is the second writing collaboration between Jordan and McCabe.
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