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The Shore

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Original title
The Shore
Running time
29 min.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Terry George
David Holmes, Foy Vance
Michael McDonough
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Drama. Comedy | Half-length Film
Synopsis / Plot
After 25 years in exile, Jim Mahon brings his American daughter, Patricia, for her first visit to his hometown, Belfast. At a Welcome Home party for Jim at the local pub, Jim’s brother shows Patricia an old photo of Jim and Paddy Grogan, once Jim’s best friend, but long estranged. Patricia convinces Jim to search out his best friend Paddy. But Paddy doesn’t live alone - there’s Mary as well.

Mary was engaged to Jim when he fled Belfast’s Troubles for San Francisco a quarter of a century before. Now she’s married to Paddy. Jim hasn’t been in touch with either of them... and racked by guilt and uneasy about the sort of welcome he might receive - possibly no welcome at all - he doesn’t want to go through with the visit. But Patricia insists “These are people you loved. You have to make your peace with them.” The reunion quickly goes awry with tears and old misunderstandings exposed - and plenty of laughter as well.
2011: Academy Awards: Best Short Film (Live Action)
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