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Rialto (2019)

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Colm, mid-40s has a comfortable life: a managerial job in Dublin's docks, two teenage children, and a kind, loyal wife in Claire. After the death of his father, a destructive figure, Colm's emotional life cracks open, and his downward spiral continues when he is made redundant. Drinking heavily and unable to confide in Claire, Colm finds himself drawn to Jay, a 19-year-old who dabbles in ... See full summary »


Peter Mackie Burns


Mark O'Halloran
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Vaughan-Lawlor ... Colm
Tom Glynn-Carney ... Jay
Monica Dolan ... Claire
Sophie Jo Wasson ... Kerry
Scott Graham Scott Graham ... Shane
Michael Smiley ... Noel
Eileen Walsh ... Paula Grainger
Deirdre Donnelly Deirdre Donnelly ... Miriam
Deirdre Molloy Deirdre Molloy ... Caroline
Kervin Soobrayen Kervin Soobrayen ... Saeed
Alexandra Smith Alexandra Smith ... Grietje
Jane McGrath Jane McGrath ... Linda
Pom Boyd Pom Boyd ... B&B Receptionist
Pat McGrath Pat McGrath ... Paul
Ger Ryan ... Kathleen


Colm is in his mid-forties, married, with two teenage children. Still grieving the death of his father, a destructive gure in his life, Colm struggles with his relationship to his own son, whilst at work a recent takeover threatens his job. Unable to share his vulnerability with his wife, Colm's world is falling apart around him. In the midst of this crisis, Colm solicits sex from a young man called Jay. This encounter and his growing infatuation has a deep effect on Colm. He finds a comfort in Jay that no one else can provide. Written by adambc-30717

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An interesting observation on identity
29 February 2020 | by CinemaSerfSee all my reviews

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor ("Colm") is a forty something dock manager from the port of Dublin who has a scary encounter with a young man in the toilet of shopping centre and ends up being robbed. Next day the young man "Jay" (Tom Glynn-Carney") turns up in his office to extort even more from him. "Colm" has a drink problem, has recently lost his father, is facing redundancy and is trapped in a loveless (certainly sexless) marriage and has a diffident, recalcitrant son. All this contrives to drive him towards an emotionally addictive relationship with his erstwhile mugger. The whole thing is a bit rough around the edges, but the two leads perform strongly and we get a slight inkling as to what drove both men to where they are now. Don't expect a conclusion; there isn't one - and it does wallow a little in confused self-pity as only us Celts can - but it is worth a watch.

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