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Still of Kelly Macdonald in IntermissionJohn Crowley in IntermissionStill of Cillian Murphy in IntermissionStill of Colm Meaney in IntermissionStill of Shirley Henderson in Intermission


A variety of losers in Dublin have harrowingly farcical intersecting stories of love, greed and violence.

Release Year: 2003

Rating: 6.8/10 (9,613 voted)

Critic's Score: 64/100

John Crowley

Stars: Cillian Murphy, Kelly Macdonald, Colin Farrell

Intermission is an urban love story about people adrift and their convoluted journeys in the search for some kind of love. When the desperately insecure and emotionally inarticulate John breaks up with Deirdre to 'give her a little test' his plan backfires leaving her broken-hearted and him alone and miserable. Through chance and coincidence, their break-up triggers a roller coaster ride of interweaving escapades in the lives of everyone around them. Intermission presents a slice of life, the passage between breaking up and making up, exploring how our lives intersect, and the power we all possess to affect the lives of those around us.


Colin Farrell


Kerry Condon

Café Waitress

Johnny Thompson

Old Man in Café

Emma Bolger

Child with Ice Cream

Deirdre Molloy

Woman in Shopping Mall

Cillian Murphy


Brían F. O'Byrne


Derry Power

Elderly Man on Bus

David Wilmot


Owen Roe

Mr. Henderson

Neilí Conroy


Kelly Macdonald


John Rogan


Tom Farrelly


Gerry Moore

Seamus Ruane

Life is what happens in between.


Official Website:
Golem [Spain] |
IFC Films [United States] |

Release Date: 29 August 2003

Filming Locations: Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

Box Office Details

Budget: $5,000,000


Opening Weekend: £146,220
(31 August 2003)
(28 Screens)

Gross: $889,857
(6 June 2004)

Technical Specs


(Toronto International Film Festival)

Did You Know?


Colin Farrell performs "I Fought The Law" over the end credits.


Jerry Lynch:
You just don't have the requisite Celtic soul, man.

User Review

see this with someone who is as cynical as you

Rating: 9/10

to be honest, the first scene sums this movie up, it's a punch in the
face. you have to have a very dry sense of humor to like this movie, i
don't think it was made for the usual "american" market. our culture is
geared toward in your face comedy, like old school or dodge ball, where
subtle darker humor about everyday life gets lost. husbands leave
wives, people get fired from terrible jobs, and in general have crappy
lives. but it is up to us to enjoy what we have, and finding the
strength to keep on going no matter what, and this movie is like that.
it has an all star cast, from Colin Farrell to Colm Meany, Shirley
Henderson to Cillian Murphy they all shine like the stars they are.