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Jim Sheridan

In America

103' - 2002 - Drama - Dialogue: Spanish, English
Director: Jim Sheridan With: Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton, Djimon Hounsou, Sarah Bolger, Emma Bolger
Johnny and Sarah arrive in New York via the Canadian border in a beat-up station wagon, with their two daughters, Christy and Ariel. They have left Ireland behind them and also - that's what they hope - their grief over the death of their little son. Virtually penniless, these illegal immigrants take up residence in a run-down building in a junkie's haven slum in Manhattan. While remodeling their dump apartment, trying to make a living, attempting to survive a humid New York summer, and making new acquaintances in this improbable neighborhood, they meet a fearsome black man, Mateo. He's a struggling artist with some serious problems of his own who soon becomes a close family friend. Mateo's and the family's fortunes take many turns... A semi-autobiographical written and directed by Jim Sheridan, whose previous films have won two Academy Awards and received a total of 13 Oscar nominations.

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Jim Sheridan


Paddy Considine, Samantha Morton, Djimon Hounsou, Sarah Bolger, Emma Bolger


Jim Sheridan, Naomi Sheridan, Kirsten Sheridan

Director of Photography

Declan Quinn


Naomi Geraghty


Arthur Lappin

More information


Spanish, English

Countries of production

Ireland, United Kingdom



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