A Man of No Importance
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A middle-aged Irish bus conductor with a passion for the writings of Oscar Wilde causes controversy when he attempts to stage Wilde's Salome in this period drama set in early 1960s Dublin. Alfie Byrne (Albert Finney) is a well-liked local figure, a life-long bachelor who charms his bus passengers with dramatic recitations of Wilde's poetry. One day, he spots a beautiful young woman named Adele (Tara Fitzgerald) who inspires him to attempt to stage Salome with her as the title character. Wilde's play inspires outrage amongst the more conservative members of the community, who… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

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"Shows how the life of a Dublin bus conductor is given meaning by his loveof art and beautiful words."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"One of those marvelous little movies that almost no one knows."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Although it is bittersweet, it is a feel good movie. I left the theater singing the happy song from the credits and feeling elated."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
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