BREAKFAST ON PLUTO — Irish Classic — Cillian Murphy

Ireland, Northern Ireland, 2006

Director: Neil Jordan; screenplay: Neil Jordan, Patrick McCabe; cinematography: Declan Quinn; production design: Tom Conroy; costumi: Eimer Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh; editing: Tony Lawson; music: Anna Jordan; casting: Susie Figgis; producers: Alan Moloney, Neil Jordan, Stephen Wooley; production companies: Pathé Pictures International, Bord Scannán Na hÉireann, Number 9 Films Ltd., Parallel Films, Italian distribution: Fandango.

Running time: 123’

With Cillian Murphy, Liam Neeson, Ruth Negga, Laurence Kinlan, Stephen Rea, Brendan Gleeson, Gavin Friday, Eva Birthistle, Liam Cunningham, Bryan Ferry, Ian Hart, Eamonn Owens, Tom Hickey

Based on Patrick McCabe’s novel.


Ireland, the 1960s. Patrick Braden, the illegitimate son of the parish priest of a small village on the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic, is extremely unhappy growing up in the heartless family that adopted him. All he wants is to be a woman and find the mother who fled to London after giving birth to her child. As the IRA begins a series of bloody attacks all over the British Isles, Patrick moves to Swinging London, where his extravagant behaviour meets with less opposition than back home.


Born in Sligo in 1950, writer and director, Neil Jordan is the best known Irish filmmaker. His first feature film was Angel (1982). Among his other works, The Miracle (1991), The Crying Game (1993, Oscar winner for Best Original Screenplay), Michael Collins (1996, Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival), The Butcher Boy (1998), Breakfast on Pluto (2006), Ondine (2009) are all related to Ireland. Parallel to the cinema, Jordan continues his literary production and has so far published a collections of short stories and six novels.