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The Misremembered Man
Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
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The Misremembered Man is a beautifully rendered portrait of life in rural Ireland which charms and delights with its authentic characters and gentle humor. This vivid portrayal of the universal search for love brings with it a darker tale, heartbreaking in its poignancy.
When Ruby Clare's father was alive, they toiled together happily on their dairy farm in Northern Ireland. Since his death Ruby - thirty-three, plump but comely - has been forced indoors and made a domestic drudge for Martha, her endlessly critical mother, and her prettier younger sisters, May and June.
Rita-Mae has lived in fear for as long as she can remember. Fear of being alone, fear of her past and, above all, fear of her husband, Harry. Until she spots an advertisement for a vacant cottage in a small town in Northern Ireland. She makes her escape filled with hope, ready to start a new life in a new home, free from the pain of her past. But her place of refuge may not be as safe - or as anonymous - as she thought.
It’s the summer of 1981. Newly widowed Bessie Halstone is fleeing Belfast with her young son, Herkie. She’s wrongly suspected of pocketing £10,000, the loot from a heist carried out by Packie, her late (and unmourned) husband. Bessie has plans. She longs to make a fresh start. But first she must reach the safety of her sister’s home, in County Sligo, to borrow money for the trip.
Bauer Jamie McCloone und Lehrerin Lydia Devine leiden beide unter dem kürzlichen Verlust eines geliebten Menschen. Sie geben eine Kontaktanzeige auf, um ihrer Einsamkeit endlich zu entfliehen. Mit Hilfe von Briefen umwirbt der ungehobelte Jamie die ehrbare Lydia. Sie ist bereit, sich auf ihn einzulassen. Doch Jamies traumatische Kindheit und die daraus resultierende Tabletten- und Alkoholsucht werden zu einer nahezu unüberwindbaren Hürde in ihrer Beziehung im ländlichen Irland.