The film is set in Northern Ireland shortly after 1994 cease-fire. Hazel is a Protestant and Malachy a Catholic. Romance between them is threatened by Rohan (leader in militant underground and pal of Malachy's brother Padhar), who wants Malachy to be recruited and fight for the cause and by Hazel's brother Jef, who spies on her meetings.

  1. Mary McGuckian


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  1. Samantha Morton

    Samantha Morton

    Hazel Stokes

  2. Ross McDade

    Malachy McAliskey

  3. Richard Harris

    Richard Harris

    Old Man Jacobs

  4. Gabriel Byrne

    Gabriel Byrne


  5. John Lynch

    John Lynch

    Padhar McAliskey

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This Is the Sea


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  • September 15, 1997


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

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