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Nora ★★½ 2000 (R)

In a film about the passionate relationship between two people, there's actually little heat to be found, although the leads are effective. Ambitious would-be writer James Joyce (McGregor) and hotel maid Nora Barnacle (Lynch) meet in Dublin in 1904. Nora soon becomes his muse, common-law wife, and the mother of his children but insecure Joyce is mistrustful of her faithfulness and the two are locked in a constant battle as they travel between Italy and Ireland and Joyce seeks to find a publisher for his work. Based on the book by Brenda Maddox. 106m/C VHS, DVD . IR GB GE Ewan McGregor, Susan Lynch, Peter McDonald, Roberto Citran, Andrew Scott, Vincent McCabe, Veronica Duffy, Aedin Moloney, Darragh Kelly; D: Pat Murphy; W: Gerard Stembridge, Pat Murphy; C: Jean-Francois Robin; M: Stanislas Syrewicz.

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