Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Jack Reynor, Aidan Gillen, Ian Kenny, Ben Carolan, Percy Chamburuka, Mark McKenna, Marcella Plunkett, Conor Hamilton, Karl Rice, Keith McErlean, Peter Campion, Kyle Bradley Donaldson
It is not easy being a teenager in Dublin in the ‘80s, especially if you are from a poor, dysfunctional family where arguments and door-slamming are a daily occurrence. And transferring to a strict Catholic school does not help much either. Young Conor finds an escape in a band he puts together to impress beautiful Raphina. New wave, synthpop and punk can be heard all around, and bands like Duran Duran and The Cure, among others, become Conor’s new idols; music becomes an instrument to deal with fate’s misfortunes. An Irish musical comedy by John Carney, author of Oscar awarded Once.