Love & Savagery

Genre:  Drama, Romance
Running Time:  95 min.
Release Date: November 6, 2009 (limited)
DVD: February 23, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 4.36
based on 50 votes and 13 reviews
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Cast: Allan Hawco, Sarah Greene, Martha Burns, Macdara O'Fatharta, Sean Panting, Dylan Smith, Mark Whelan


Set In 1969, Love and Savagery is a lyrical story of an impossible love. Geologist and poet Michael McCarthy travels from his native Newfoundland to the west coast of Ireland to study the intricate and stunning landscape of The Burren. But the most beautiful thing Michael encounters is Cathleen O'Connell. Although she is about to dedicate her life to the Church, Cathleen is inescapably drawn to Michael. In a community torn between its traditional roots and its aspirations for the future, the growing affection between the stranger and Cathleen is deeply unsettling.

Director: John N. Smith
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Kevin Tierney, Barbara Doran, Lynne Wilson
Screenplay: Des Walsh

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  • 4 stars "Reminded me of a romance I had. This movie reminds me of a love I could not let go. Pity the strong Catholic influence in those days and the stigma she would face from the Catholic Church had she left the convent for her true love. I wish there was a happy ending where she would have renounced her vows."
  • 5 stars "Excellent movie. more depth than a lot supfiicial so called romantic movie. Bravo. Lovely settings in Ireland."
  • 5 stars "very enjoyable movie. i found myself falling in love with the beautiful sarah greene as well !"
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