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Breakfast on Pluto
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Neil Jordan


Reuniting with writer Patrick McCabe, who co-scripted his acclaimed 1997 film THE BUTCHER BOY, Neil Jordan delivers another entertaining spectacle of a motion picture. Set in the United Kingdom during the tumultuous 1960s and 70s, BREAKFAST ON PLUTO tells the story of Patrick "Kitten" Braden (an electrifying Cillian Murphy), an orphan from a small Irish town who dreams of escaping his drab surroundings. Though his orphan status is enough to make him an outsider, Patrick's gleeful decision to become the cross-dressing Androgynous Kitten sends him into the outside world for good. He ends up at the trailer home of traveling musician Billy Rock (Gavin Friday), who is hiding weapons used by the IRA in a series of vicious attacks. After an unexpected tragedy, Kitten says farewell to Ireland and heads for the glamorous, rough-and-tumble streets of London, where she faces hatred and hardship in equal measure. Through it all, Kitten somehow retains her unwavering spirit, teaching a valuable lesson about staying hopeful and optimistic in the face of harsh degradation.

 

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Film Info

RUNTIME - 135 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 2005

LANGUAGE - English

SUBTITLES - Spanish, French, Portuguese

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Full-Frame

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Keep Case

Full Frame - 1.33

Widescreen - 1.85

Audio:

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Director

Neil Jordan

Producer

Alan Moloney

Star(s)

Liam Neeson

Star(s)

Stephen Rea

Star(s)

Laurence Kinlan

Star(s)

Cillian Murphy

Press

"PLUTO is a movie of moments....Images sashay more credibly than words, and Jordan improves on the source material..."

- Nathan Lee, Film Comment

"Jordan is an accomplished filmmaker, and there are striking images and effective scenes..."

- Stacey Farber, Movieline's Hollywood Life

 

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