Breakfast On Pluto

For the second time, after " The Butcher Boy ", Neil Jordan filmed a novel by Patrick McCabe . In it, the Irish author draws cheerful as well as drastic episodes from the (fictional) life of the young Irish transvestite Patrick "Kitten" Braden, who became famous on the street around Piccadilly Circus in London in the 1970s brings. Patrick was born in 1958 in Tyreelin, near the border with Northern Ireland. Seen from a distance, the sleepy nest looks like a postcard idyll, but this impression is deceptive. Patrick is a foundling - the result of a “misstep” by the village priest.His mother, who worked as a housekeeper for Father Bernard and was raped by him, has disappeared since the birth. Patrick grows up with a foster mother: Ma Braden is the mischievous, drink-resistant boss of the local pub. When he was ten years old, Patrick had a penchant for his stepsister's clothes and underwear and for her lipsticks. He later became a member of a youthful clique that mimicked IRA battles and one of Down's syndrome  member suffering as a "killer robot". Even in his teenage years, as a glam rocker with considerable mascara consumption, Patrick kept brass with the village authorities - until he finally left the bigoted Ireland and plunged into London nightlife, where he soon bought the shemale line ... 


  • Länge

    129 min
  • Land

    Irland, Großbritannien
  • Vorführungsjahr

  • Herstellungsjahr

  • Regie

    Neil Jordan
  • Mitwirkende

    Cillian Murphy, Liam Neeson, Stephen Rea, Ruth Negga, Laurence Kinlan, Gavin Friday, Brendan Gleeson, Gondor McEvoy, Ian Hart, Eva Birthistle, Ruth McCabe, Steven Waddington, Mark Doherty, Sid Young, Ciaran Nolan, Eamonn Owens, Tony Devlin, Brian Ferry
  • Produktionsfirma

    Parallel Films
  • Berlinale Sektion

  • Berlinale Kategorie


Filmografie Neil Jordan

1992 The Crying Game | 1996 Michael Collins | 2011 The Borgias