The Disappearance of Finbar


1h 42m 1996

Brief Synopsis

What has become of Finbar Flynn, a hopeless young loser who was last seen by his friends bouncing a soccer ball along a narrow edge of a highway overpass? His best friend, Danny Quinn, sets out on a trek across Europe, bound for a confrontation with his old friend whom he believes is in Stockholm.

Film Details

Also Known As
Disappearance of Finbar
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Eurimages; European Script Fund; Film4 Productions; General Screen Enterprises; Irish Film Board; Pandora Films; Pandora Films; Samson Films; Swedish Film Institute
Distribution Company
FILM FOUR; Filmfour International
Location
Dublin, Ireland; Lapland, Sweden; Stockholm, Sweden

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Synopsis

What has become of Finbar Flynn, a hopeless young loser who was last seen by his friends bouncing a soccer ball along a narrow edge of a highway overpass? His best friend, Danny Quinn, sets out on a trek across Europe, bound for a confrontation with his old friend whom he believes is in Stockholm.

Cast

Luke Griffin

Danny Quinn

Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Finbar Flynn

Sean Lawlor

Michael Flynn

Chris Meehan

Roscommon Cowboy

Toner Quinn

Roscommon Cowboy

Phil Calley

Roscommon Cowboy

Fran Mcphail

Roscommon Cowboy

Pete Cummins

Roscommon Cowboy

Patrick Henry

Roscommon Cowboy

Gerard Cullen

Roscommon Cowboy

Jake Williams

Young Finbar Flynn

Robert Hickey

Young Danny Quinn

Eleanor Methven

Pat Flynn

Marie Mullen

Ellen Quinn

Don Foley

Granpa Quinn

Conor Fitzgerald

Fergal Flynn

Aoife Doyle

Jodie Flynn

Lorraine Pilkington

Katie Dunnigan

Laura Brennan

Sinead

Tina Kellegher

Ms Byrne--Schoolteacher

Sean Mcginley

Detective Roche

Barry Mcgovern

Action Committee Chairman

Ciara Wong

Girl In Chip Shop

Derry Power

Seamus--Barman

Larry Murphy

Bouncer

Joe Savino

Luke--Talent Scout

Rob Brown

Pop Singer

Louise Loughman

Pop Video Dancer

Pamela Flood

Pop Video Dancer

Jan Mybrand

Immigration Officer

Per Mattson

Karl

Lina Englund

Girl In Bar

Li Wen

Chinese Man

Zheng Wei

Chinese Woman

Juhani Haapala

Man In Store

Lille-mor Falk

Woman In Store

Mikael Toyra

Big Finnish Driver

Kent Sturk

Man In Kiosk

Kurt Johansson

Singing Miner

Olof Mukka

Singing Miner

Sten Ljunggren

Finn Bar Barman

Antti Reini

Antti

Thomas Hedengran

Matti

Lennart Johansson

Pauli

Thomas Laustiola

Jukka

Fanny Risberg

Abbi

Sif Ruud

Johanna--Abbi'S Grandmother

Pedro Hietanen

One Of Pedro'S Heavy Gentleman

Jiri Lappalainen

One Of Pedro'S Heavy Gentleman

Allan Isberg

One Of Pedro'S Heavy Gentleman

Heikki Virtanen

One Of Pedro'S Heavy Gentleman

Peter Lerche

One Of Pedro'S Heavy Gentleman

Reino Laine

One Of Pedro'S Heavy Gentleman

Seppo Kantonen

One Of Pedro'S Heavy Gentleman

Erkki Junkkarinen

Tango Singer

Markus Allan

Tango Singer

Crew

Jorgen Andreason

Pop Video Editor (Ireland)

Jan Astrom

Tango Choreographer (Sweden)

Tobias Astrom

Location Manager (2nd Unit) (Sweden)

Alex Bailey

Stills Photographer

Ronald Bailey

Sound

Stephen Barker

Post-Production Supervisor

Daniel Bergman

1st Assistant Director (Sweden)

Elisabeth Bjuhr

Dog Trainer (Sweden)

Colin Boland

Music Recordist/Mixer

Greg Boland

Music Arranger/Producer

Dermot Bolger

Screenwriter

Rob Brown

Song ("Love Is Here")

Martin Bruce-clayton

Producer

John Burns

2nd Assistant Director (Ireland)

Richard Burridge

Script Advisor

Orla Carroll

Hair (Ireland)

Sue Clayton

Screenwriter

Sue Clayton

Song ("Love Is Here")

David Collins

Co-Producer

Cindy Cummins

Choreographer (Ireland)

Pedro Depunta

Song ("Hiljainen Kylatie")

Conor Devlin

Art Director (Ireland)

J Patrick Duffner

Editor

Sheila Fahy

Wardrobe Mistress (Ireland)

Morna Ferguson

Makeup Artist (Ireland)

Maurice Foley

Special Effects Supervisor (Ireland)

Bengt Froderberg

Art Director (Sweden)

Mark Geraghty

Design Consultant (Ireland)

Jane Gibbs

Publicist (Dda) (Pandora Cinema)

Malgoni Gualtiero

Song ("Hopeinen Kuu (From 'Guarda Che Luna')")

Peter Hald

Film Consultant (Svenska Filminstitutet)

Cathy Handelman

Production Coordinator (Ireland)

Pedro Hietanen

Song Arranger ("Hiljainen Kylatie" "Iitin Tiltu (Traditional Finnish Song)")

Mangus Hingerty

Location Manager (Ireland)

Catherine Jardine

Production Coordinator (United Kingdom)

Sylvain Jules

Other

Richard King

Dubbing Mixer

Marita Koivisto

3rd Assistant Director (Sweden)

Tommy Lavelle

Matte Painter (Ireland)

Tim Lewiston

Sound Design

Mats Lindskog

2nd Unit Sound Recordist (2nd Unit)

Carl Lombard

Source Material (From Novel)

Hans Lonnerheden

Production Manager (2nd Unit) (Ireland)

Max Lorentz

Song Arranger ("The Ballad Of Finbar Flynn ('Swedish Disco Version')")

Dan Lundstrom

Location Manager (Sweden)

Michael Mahoney

Additional Music

Michael Mahoney

Song ("Love Is Here" "The Ballad Of Finbar Flynn")

George Mcfall

Song ("The Ballad Of Finbar Flynn")

Seamus Mcinerney

Production Manager (Ireland)

Ned Mcloughlin

Art Director (Ireland)

Chris Meehan

Song Performer ("Moving Them Little Doggies Along")

Chris Meehan

Song

Nuala Moiselle

Casting (Ireland)

Annette Niia

Production Coordinator (Lapland--Sweden)

Tim O'neill

Other

Bertil Ohlsson

Producer

Jonathan Olsberg

Executive Producer

Mariana Paavonen

Unit Manager (Sweden)

Laerke Pedersen

Script Supervisor

Agneta Perman

Production Coordinator (2nd Unit) (Stockholm)

Patsy Pollock

Casting Consultant

Robert Quinn

1st Assistant Director (Ireland)

Peter Robertson

Camera Operator (Ireland)

Peter Robertson

Pop Video Cameraman

Rosario Rojas

Tango Choreographer (Sweden)

Anita Rytting

Production Coordinator (Stockholm)

Eduardo Serra

Director Of Photography

Libby Shearon

Publicist (Dda)

Graham Smith

Publicist (Dda) (Film Four International)

Liz Smith

Tango Teacher (Ireland)

Davy Spillane

Music

Rod Stoneman

Executive Producer (Bord Scannan Heireann)

Alan Strachan

Additional Editing

Maria Strid

Makeup Artist (Sweden)

Sören Stærmose

Coproducer

Ylva Svedenborg

Publicist (Cinema Sweden Ab)

Ole Søndberg

Executive Producer

Louise Thuren

Casting (Sweden)

Marie Tierney

Costume Designer (Ireland)

Guy Travers

2nd Assistant Director (Sweden)

Kersti Vitali

Costume Designer (Sweden)

Kathrine Windfeld

Assistant Director (Sweden)

Arthur Wooster

2nd Unit Director Of Photography (2nd Unit)

Tim Wooster

Camera Operator (2nd Unit)

Mia Zaar

Other

Film Details

Also Known As
Disappearance of Finbar
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Eurimages; European Script Fund; Film4 Productions; General Screen Enterprises; Irish Film Board; Pandora Films; Pandora Films; Samson Films; Swedish Film Institute
Distribution Company
FILM FOUR; Filmfour International
Location
Dublin, Ireland; Lapland, Sweden; Stockholm, Sweden

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States November 1996

Released in United States September 1996

Released in United States Spring March 17, 2000

Shown at London Film Festival November 7-24, 1996.

Shown at San Sebastian Film Festival (Open Zone) September 14-24, 1996.

Feature directorial debut for Sue Clayton.

Began shooting February 6, 1995.

Completed shooting early April 1995.

Released in United States Spring March 17, 2000

Released in United States September 1996 (Shown at San Sebastian Film Festival (Open Zone) September 14-24, 1996.)

Released in United States November 1996 (Shown at London Film Festival November 7-24, 1996.)