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Eden (2008)

  • Rate: 6.1/10 total 156 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 30 May 2008 (Ireland)
  • Runtime: USA:83 min
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Eden (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Eden (2008)
  • Rate: 6.1/10 total 156 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 30 May 2008 (Ireland)
  • Runtime: USA:83 min
  • Filming Location: Croghan Hill, County Offaly, Ireland
  • Budget: €2,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $15,611(USA)(8 February 2009)
  • Director: Declan Recks
  • Stars: Aidan Kelly, Eileen Walsh and Padraic Delaney
  • Plot Keyword: Based On Play

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Eugene O'Brien  adaptation
  • Eugene O'Brien  play

Known Trivia

    Plot: A married couple's relationship begins to fall apart as their 10th wedding anniversary approaches.  »

    Story: A married couple's relationship begins to fall apart as their 10th wedding anniversary approaches.


    Synopsis: This film is the screen adaptation of Eugene O’Brien’s play of the same name. Set in a thriving Irish town, Eden tells the story of a week in the lives of Billy & Breda Farrell as they approach their 10th wedding anniversary. Breda is determined … Full Descriptionthat the milestone will re-ignite the passion in their marriage. Billy, on the other hand, has developed an obsession with Imelda Egan, a pretty but unobtainable local young lass, and has convinced himself that the coming weekend will see them become lovers under the eyes of everyone. As the date draws closer, Billy’s behavior becomes more and more chaotic, while Breda’s frustrations crystallize and find more high-risk expression. Aidan Kelly and Eileen Walsh star.

    As their 10th anniversary approaches, Breda (Eileen Walsh) and Billy (Aidan Kelly) are trying to get over a rocky part of their marriage. Billy, who works for the phone company, spends most of his free time at the local pub and eyeing the much younger Imelda (Sarah Greene), who loves to party. Meanwhile, Breda discusses her marital problems with her best friend, Eilish (Lesley Conroy), who thinks Breda needs to go out more and have fun instead of just staying home and taking care of her two kids, Edel (Carolyn Murray) and James (Brendan Kelleher). Breda has big plans for the anniversary night, even making a new dress for the occasion, hoping it will inject much-needed romance into their stale marriage, but Billy keeps growing more and more distant. Although he promises that their anniversary will be special, he is worried that he will not be able to live up to his word. Directed by Declan Recks, EDEN, set in the Irish Midlands, is a poignant adult drama based on the two-character play by Eugene O’Brien, who also wrote the screenplay. The title is both a reference to the small town of Edenderry, where O’Brien is from, as well as the biblical Garden of Eden, where temptation was just within reach. Recks and O’Brien, along with Walsh and other members of the cast and crew, had previously worked together on the successful Irish television miniseries PURE MULE, and that experience helps give the film a feeling of closeness and warmth. Walsh, who was named Best Actress at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, is extraordinary in a role that her sister Catherine played in the original Abbey Theatre production, while Kelly is excellent as the torn Billy. The film is dedicated to Recks’s father, Richie, who plays bartender Quenchers Quinn, and who died shortly after filming was completed. [D-Man2010]


    FullCast & Crew

    Produced By:

    • David Collins known as producer
    • Brian Willis known as co-producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Aidan Kelly known as Billy Farrell
    • Eileen Walsh known as Breda Farrell
    • Padraic Delaney known as Eoghan
    • Karl Shiels known as Breffni Grehan
    • Lesley Conroy known as Eilish Moore
    • Sarah Greene known as Imelda Egan
    • Carolyn Murray known as Edel Farrell
    • Brendan Kelleher known as James Farrell
    • Enda Oates known as Tony Tyrell
    • Kate O'Toole known as Yvonne Egan
    • Gary Lilburn known as Ernie Egan
    • Noel O'Donovan known as Feggy Fennelly
    • Michelle Beamish known as Naomi
    • Richie Recks known as Quenchers Quinn
    • Gavin O'Connor known as Dessie
    • Katie McGrath known as Dessie's Girlfriend
    • Leeona Duff known as Amanda
    • Ali Chabanov known as Night Watchman
    • Paul Norton known as Flynn's Barman
    • Pat Ennis known as Golf Club Band
    • Bernard Coyle known as Golf Club Band
    • Joe Rabbitte known as Golf Club Band
    • Alan Recks known as Golf Club Band
    • David Peyton known as Egan Party Singer
    • Harry Shiels known as Egan Party Singer
    • Carla Mooney known as Trisha's Friend
    • Cian Murray known as Barman



    Supporting Department

    Makeup Department:

    • Liz Byrne known as assistant makeup artist
    • Patsy Giles known as hair chief
    • Patsy Giles known as makeup chief

    Art Department:

    • Mike Burke known as dressing props
    • Chan Kin known as stand-by props
    • Thierry Mulliez known as construction manager
    • Emer O'Carroll known as assistant production buyer
    • Noel Walsh known as production buyer




    Production Companies:

    • Broadcasting Commission of Ireland (in association with)
    • Bórd Scannán na hÉireann (with the participation of)
    • Irish Film Board (funding)
    • Radio Telefís Éireann (RTÉ) (in association with)
    • Samson Films

    Other Companies:

    • Broadcasting Commission of Ireland  funding
    • Bórd Scannán na hÉireann  funding
    • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
    • Production Depot  camera equipment provided by
    • Radio Telefís Éireann (RTÉ)  funding
    • Shoot NI  location services


    • Gravitas Ventures (2009) (USA) (video) (VOD)
    • Liberation Entertainment (2008) (USA) (theatrical)
    • Liberation Entertainment (2008) (USA) (DVD)



    Other Stuff

    Release Date:

    • USA 25 April 2008 (Tribeca Film Festival)
    • Ireland 30 May 2008
    • Canada 25 September 2008 (Vancouver International Film Festival)
    • USA 3 October 2008 (Woodstock Film Festival)
    • Poland 15 October 2008 (Warsaw International FilmFest)
    • USA 14 November 2008 (limited)
    • Germany 7 February 2009 (European Film Market)
    • USA 24 February 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Canada 3 March 2009 (DVD premiere)
    • Czech Republic 30 March 2009 (Febio Film Festival)
    • Denmark 17 April 2009 (CPHPIX Festival)
    • Canada 25 November 2010 (Ottawa European Union Film Festival)
    • Canada 1 December 2010 (Vancouver European Union Film Festival)



    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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