December Bride


1h 30m 1990

Brief Synopsis

In turn-of-the-century Ireland, young Sarah goes to work as a housekeeper for two brothers, Hamilton and Frank. Over time, she falls in love with both of them, even bearing children by both. The unusual family shocks the parish and community, but Sarah won't cave in to convention.

Film Details

Also Known As
La Mariee de l'Hiver, Mariee de l'Hiver, La
Release Date
1990
Location
Dublin, Ireland; Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Synopsis

In turn-of-the-century Ireland, young Sarah goes to work as a housekeeper for two brothers, Hamilton and Frank. Over time, she falls in love with both of them, even bearing children by both. The unusual family shocks the parish and community, but Sarah won't cave in to convention.

Crew

Christopher Ackland

Sound Editor

Nick Adams

Assistant Editor

David Balfour

Property Master

Humphrey Bangham

Art Director

Alec Bassett

Carpenter

Brian Bassett

Carpenter

Tommy Bassett

Construction Manager

Philip Beers

Production

Jonathan Bell

Assistant

Sam Hanna Bell

Source Material (From Novel)

Victor Blane

Production

Mick Boggis

Sound Mixer

Nadine Boisson

Driver

Jean Bourne

Continuity

Consolata Boyle

Costume Designer

Clive Bridges

Other

Denis Butler

Carpenter

James Butler

Carpenter

Ken Byrne

Camera

Seamus Byrne

Assistant Director

Joan Carpenter

Hair

Jonathan Cavendish

Producer

Brian Cheyne

Assistant

Karin Cochran

Wardrobe Assistant

Sean Corcoran

Director Of Photography

Sean Corcoran

Camera Operator

Billy A Crawford

Assistant

Gabe Cronnelly

Stunt Man

Bruno De Keyzer

Director Of Photography

Brendan Dempsey

Camera Trainee

Con Dempsey

Rigging Gaffer

Peter Dorney

Camera Operator

Norrie Dougan

Other

Eamonn Doyle

Music

Chiz Dube

Assistant

Anne Dunne

Hairdresser

Tracey Eddon

Stunt Man

Cos Egan

Props

Sally Evans

Makeup Supervisor

Gemma Fallon

Production Coordinator

David Ferguson

Production

Susie Figgis

Casting

Mary Finlay

Assistant Editor

Maurice Foley

Special Effects

Terry Forrestal

Stunt Coordinator

Peter Gallagher

Props

Brendan Galvin

Other

Alan Gavin

Accounting Assistant

Donal Gilligan

Camera Assistant

Mary Glynn

Office Assistant

Rob Gold

Music

Brendan Gunn

Dialogue Coach

Robert Gyle

Driver

David Hammond

Assistant

Shirley Henderson

On-Set Dresser

Paddy Higgins

Electrician

Rodney Holland

Editor

Peter Houston

Driver

Brian Hudson

Production

Frank Hudson

Production

Mark Huffam

Location Manager

Artie Hunsdale

Other

Malcolm Huse

Grip

James Irwin

Other

Konrad Jay

Assistant Director

Alfe Joint

Stunt Man

Pascal Jones

Other

Rosaleen Kane

Continuity

Matt Kelly

Driver

Joe Kerins

Gaffer

Jurgen Knieper

Music

Wilson Knipe

Other

Darragh Lewis

Props

Peter Lindsay

Sound Mixer

Hugh Linehan

Location Assistant

Phil Lonnergan

Stunt Man

James Lowe

Production

Tony Lynch

Electrician

Tommie Manderson

Makeup Supervisor

Francis Matthews

Other

Peter Maxwell

Sound Mixer

Rory Mccleod

Music

Alan Mccormack

Production

Rory Mccormack

Other

Seamus Mcgarvey

Camera Trainee

Rowan Mcghie

Animal Trainer

Pat Mckane

Props

Duala Mckernan

Props

Joe Mcpartland

Props

Simon Mein

Photography

Monica Meleady

Office Assistant

James Mitchell

Executive Producer

Terry Mitchell

Electrician

Margaret Mogan

Production

Margaret Moggan

Assistant Director

Nuala Moiselle

Casting

Jamie Monks

Grip

Jim Monks

Key Grip

Mervyn Moore

Boom Operator

Redmond Morris

Associate Producer

Paul Myler

Production Accountant

Paul Myler

Production Manager

Jimmy Nelson

Assistant

Aine O'connor

Assistant

Ann O'halloran

Wardrobe Assistant

Gerry O'neill

Driver

Martha O'neill

Assistant Director

Shane O'neill

Other

Kevin O'toole

Carpenter

Mick O'toole

Other

Tim Partridge

Consultant

Andrew Pattman

Consultant

Dominic Pinto

Other

Dominic Pinto

Camera Operator

Richard Pointing

Wardrobe Supervisor

Eric Rainey

Assistant

Magdalen Rubalcava

Costumes

David Rudkin

Screenplay

Alan Scott

Other

Bobby Scott

Other

Steve Simmonds

Art Director

Adrian Smith

Production Designer

Vicki Smith

Makeup Assistant

Gary Walker

Art Department

Derek Wallace

Props

Film Details

Also Known As
La Mariee de l'Hiver, Mariee de l'Hiver, La
Release Date
1990
Location
Dublin, Ireland; Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 30m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Felix Special Jury Prize at the 1990 European Film Awards.

Released in United States 1990

Released in United States 1991

Released in United States 1994

Released in United States April 1991

Released in United States August 1990

Released in United States Fall September 9, 1994

Released in United States January 1991

Released in United States June 1991

Released in United States May 1990

Released in United States November 25, 1994

Released in United States on Video September 26, 1995

Released in United States September 1990

Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica February 28 - March 8, 1991.

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Directors Fortnight) May 10-21, 1990.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 11-26, 1990.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Cinema of Today and Tomorrow) August 23 - September 3, 1990.

Shown at Munich Film Festival June 23 - July 1, 1990.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 8-13, 1991.

Shown at Sydney Film Festival June 7-21, 1991.

Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 6-15, 1990.

Feature directorial debut for cinematographer Thaddeus O'Sullivan.

Began shooting May 29, 1989.

Completed shooting early July 1989.

Released in United States 1990 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (Cinema of Today and Tomorrow) August 23 - September 3, 1990.)

Released in United States 1991 (Shown at American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica February 28 - March 8, 1991.)

Released in United States 1994 (Shown in New York City (Walter Reade) as part of program "In the Name of the Nation: Celebrating Irish Filmmaking 1910-94" June 10 - July 7, 1994.)

Released in United States January 1991 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival January 8-13, 1991.)

Released in United States April 1991 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (New European Cinema) April 11-25, 1991.)

Released in United States May 1990 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Directors Fortnight) May 10-21, 1990.)

Released in United States June 1991 (Shown at Sydney Film Festival June 7-21, 1991.)

Released in United States August 1990 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 11-26, 1990.)

Released in United States Fall September 9, 1994

Released in United States on Video September 26, 1995

Released in United States 1990 (Shown at Munich Film Festival June 23 - July 1, 1990.)

Released in United States November 25, 1994 (Los Angeles)

Released in United States September 1990 (Shown at Toronto Festival of Festivals September 6-15, 1990.)