The Butcher Boy

The Butcher Boy (1998)

  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 1998-02-20
  • User Rating: 6.8/10 from 73 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 50min
  • Language: Gaeilge
  • Production Company: Geffen Pictures
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
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Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie to grow up are immense. When Francie's world turns to madness, he tries to counter it with further insanity, with dire consequences.

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    Camera Adrian Biddle Director of Photography
    Costume & Make-Up Sandy Powell Costume Design
    Writing Neil Jordan Screenplay
    Directing Neil Jordan Director
    Art Anna Rackard Art Direction
    Editing Tony Lawson Editor
    Writing Pat McCabe Screenplay
    Art Anthony Pratt Production Design