A Man of No Importance
A Man of No Importance (1994)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 10, 1994
DVD Release Date: March 29, 2005
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Quentin Curtis
Independent on Sunday

The film captures the ignorance, prejudice and complacent contempt of the times. Finney is wonderful as the tortured hero.

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Steve Rhodes
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Although it is bittersweet, it is a feel good movie. I left the theater singing the happy song from the credits and feeling elated.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Shows how the life of a Dublin bus conductor is given meaning by his loveof art and beautiful words.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One of those marvelous little movies that almost no one knows.

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