A Man Of No Importance

1994, Movie, NR, 98 mins

Albert Finney acts up a storm in this period drama about a would-be dramaturge in 1960s Dublin. Although Finney's character is a fervent admirer of Oscar Wilde, the film's oddly anachronistic coyness about homosexuality probably has the great Irish wit spinning in his grave.

Alfred Byrne (Finney) is a streetcar conductor who dreams of staging Wilde's bizarre masterpiece Salome. When Adele Rice (Tara Fitzgerald), a beautiful English country girl, takes her place in the back of the tram, he is convinced he has at last found his heroine. He quickly enlists collaborators: his sensible sister and flatmate, Lily (Brenda Fricke), and Carney (Michael Gambon), t...

Released: 1994 Rated: NR Length: 98 mins

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