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Margaret's Museum (1995)

R | | Drama | 26 January 1996 (USA)
Margaret MacNiel, a girl living in a Cape Breton coal mining town, finds her life changing when she meets Neil Currie, a cheerful bagpipe-playing dishwasher. Unfortunately, neither of them are able to escape the industry around them.

Director:

Mort Ransen

Writers:

Sheldon Currie (story "The Glace Bay Miner's Museum"), Gerald Wexler | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helena Bonham Carter ... Margaret MacNeil
Clive Russell ... Neil Currie
Craig Olejnik ... Jimmy MacNeil
Kate Nelligan ... Catherine MacNeil
Kenneth Welsh ... Angus MacNeil
Andrea Morris ... Marilyn
Peter Boretski ... Grandfather Dunald MacNeil
Barrie Dunn Barrie Dunn ... Mr. Campbell
Norma Dell'Agnese ... Mrs. Campbell
Glenn Wadman Glenn Wadman ... Willy
Elizabeth Richardson Elizabeth Richardson ... Sister
Ida Donovan Ida Donovan ... Sarah
Gordon Joe Gordon Joe ... Hum Sing
Wayne Reynolds Wayne Reynolds ... Fraser
Murdoch MacDonald Murdoch MacDonald ... Clerk
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Storyline

In a town where half the men die down the coalpit, Margaret MacNeil is quite happy being single. Until she meets Neil Currie, a charming and sincere bagpipe-playing, Gaelic-speaking dishwasher. But no matter what you do, you can't avoid the spectre of the pit forever. Written by <rosie@ihug.co.nz>

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She found a way to preserve her memories forever.

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong language and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | UK

Release Date:

26 January 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Ende aller Träume See more »

Filming Locations:

Dominion, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$524,963
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Angus MacNeil: I've been sober too long, Margaret; it's kept me from thinking straight.
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Soundtracks

Duanag Do Mhabu
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A small, yet pleasant Canadian production
3 June 2009 | by ronchowSee all my reviews

I have forgotten the reason that prompted me to seek out this film, but I did. And it was a pleasant surprise. The film was slow, but acting was good, and the depiction of a mining community in the 50's fairly realistic.

Helena B.C. looked commonplace without the heavy makeup required for most of her roles in the likes of 'Room With A View', and looked natural and well-fitted for her role. The background music was well chosen, and very becoming of the stage it set, as was the scenery.

Overall, this film is a small gem. Too bad it has been little known and not promoted properly.


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