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After Midnight (1990)

| Comedy, Drama
An alcoholic night watchman in a Dublin hotel redeems himself with the help of a new assistant.

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Shani Grewal (as Shani S. Grewal)

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Shani Grewal (as Shani S. Grewal)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Saeed Jaffrey ... Jas
Hayley Mills ... Sally Ryan
Ian Dury ... Harry
Dhirendra ... Ranjit Singh
Vladek Sheybal ... Hiyam El-Alfi (The Hotel Manager)
Maurice O'Donoghue Maurice O'Donoghue ... Basil
Patrick Condren Patrick Condren ... Pat
Gerard Byrne Gerard Byrne ... Winner
Sean Simon Sean Simon ... Brendan
Pat Laffan ... Head Chef
Joan Sheehy Joan Sheehy ... Colleen
Clionna Maher Clionna Maher ... Emily
Mikel Murfi Mikel Murfi ... Michaeleen
Brendan O'Reilly Brendan O'Reilly ... Drunken Guest
Brian Munn Brian Munn ... Handsome Man
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An alcoholic night watchman in a Dublin hotel redeems himself with the help of a new assistant.

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Ireland | UK

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English

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Witty and under-rated tragi-comic drama
20 June 1999 | by RayGSee all my reviews

This film follows a tragi-comic 'dark night of the soul' in a Dublin hotel, when the naive Ranj works his first shift as assistant night security officer. His mischievous drunken boss Jas (played by Saeed Jaffrey) becomes his flawed and unwilling mentor, introducing him to the rivalries and scams played out behind the scenes, until a crisis brings a revelation of what drives Jas's misanthropy and alcoholism. This is a much under-rated film, a witty and ultimately feelgood drama exploring the hopes and broken dreams of the misfit staff. Notable performances: Jaffrey as the complex trickster Jas; Ian Dury as the crippled (and criminal) telephonist; and the late Vladek Sheybal as Jas's arch-rival, the uptight Egyptian night manager.


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