The Disappearance of Finbar (1996)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Road Movie  |   Release Date - Mar 17, 2000 (USA)  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - Ireland, Sweden, UK  |  
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With a nod towards the films of Aki Kaurismaki, this off-beat, whimsical directorial debut by British filmmaker Sue Clayton, centers on the mysterious disappearance of the titular Irish youth, who late one night, leapt from a freeway overpass and was never heard from again. Three years later, his family and his friend Danny still grieve. Matters are made worse when a pop song about Danny and the incident becomes a smash hit in Europe. Shortly after, Danny receives a phone call from Finbar who is in Scandinavia. Thus begins Danny's search for Finbar, a search that leads him to a tiny Lapland village located near the Finnish border. There he is taken in by an icy beauty named Abbi and soon begins to rebuild the life that was shattered by the disappearance of Finbar. When Finbar suddenly returns, problems arise.



disappearance, family, grief, missing-person, search