|This Is the Sea|
|Directed by||Mary McGuckian|
|Produced by||Michael Garland|
|Written by||Mary McGuckian|
|Starring||Samantha Morton |
|Music by||Mike Scott|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
This Is the Sea is a 1997 Irish film directed and written by Mary McGuckian and produced by Michael Garland. It is a romance film, focusing on the relationship between the character Hazel Stokes, played by Samantha Morton, and Malachy McAliskey, played by Ross McDade.
The two lovers live in Northern Ireland. Stokes is a Protestant, and McAliskey is Catholic. Their relationship is complicated by the spying of Stokes' brother Jef, played by Marc O'Shea, and by the attempts of Rohan, played by Gabriel Byrne, to recruit McAliskey into the Republican movement. The film also stars Richard Harris as Old Man Jacobs, an ally to the couple.
- This Is the Sea on IMDb
- This Is the Sea at Rotten Tomatoes
- Credit details at Hollywood.com at Archive.today (archived 2013-01-25)
- TLA Video & DVD Guide 2004 review
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