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Drama about an Irish immigrant who lands in 1950s Brooklyn and finds romance, before her past catches up with her and she must choose between two countries and two men.

When Eilis is given an opportunity to emigrate to New York, she jumps at the chance for a better life, even if it means leaving her family and home. Desperately homesick at first, Eilis soon finds romance in Brooklyn, but when a family emergency forces her back to Ireland, she finds herself torn between her personal freedom and family responsibilities.

1 hour, 42 minutes

Last on

Boxing Day 2018 01:35


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Role Contributor
Eilis Lacey Saoirse Ronan
Jim Farrell Domhnall Gleeson
Maurizio Michael Zegen
Tony Emory Cohen
Father Flood Jim Broadbent
Miss McAdam Mary O'Driscoll
Mrs Kehoe Julie Walters
Nancy Eileen O'Higgins
Patty Emily Bett Rickards
Mr Fiorello Paulino Nunes
Mary Maeve McGrath
Mrs Fiorello Ellen David
Diana Eve Macklin
Priest Hugh Gormley
Miss Kelly Brid Brennan
Mrs Brady Emma Lowe
Rose Lacey Fiona Glascott
Mary Lacey Jane Brennan
George Sheridan Peter Campion
Georgina Eva Birthistle
Sheila Nora-Jane Noone
Dorothy Samantha Munro
Miss Fortini Jessica Pare
Mr Rosenblum Alain Goulem
Frankie Doran Iarla O'Lionaird
Dolores Jenn Murray
Director John Crowley


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BBC Films: Brooklyn

Based on Colm Tóibín's novel, a young Irish immigrant finds romance in 1950s Brooklyn