The Boy from Mercury

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The Boy from Mercury
Directed by Martin Duffy
Produced by Marina Hughes
Written by Martin Duffy
Starring Rita Tushingham
Tom Courtenay
Hugh O'Conor
James Hickey
Music by Stephen McKeon
Cinematography Seamus Deasy
Edited by John Victor-Smith
Production
company
Blue Dahlia Productions
Release date
14 March 1996
Running time
87 minutes
Country Ireland
Language English

The Boy from Mercury (1996) is a nostalgic Irish Film, the first from writer and director Martin Duffy. The film concerns the science-fiction daydreams of a young boy in 1960 Dublin. Upon release, the film received international critical acclaim, and several awards, though was commercially unsuccessful. It was the first time actors Rita Tushingham and Tom Courtenay had appeared on screen together since Doctor Zhivago thirty years earlier. The film was also the debut of young Irish actor James Hickey.

The book of the making of the film, The Road to Mercury, written by the director, was released in 2006 by Ogma Press.

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