Death of a Ladies' Man

a MATTHEW BISSONNETTE picture

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Title

Death of a Ladies' Man

Director

Matthew Bissonnette

Producer

Corey Marr, Marie-Claude Poulin, Martina Niland

Nationality

Canada-Ireland

Year

2019

Duration

Language

English

Format

Ratio

Original Title

Death of a Ladies' Man

Synopsis

From the producers of Brooklyn and Once, a dramedy about life and love featuring songs by Leonard Cohen. 

Samuel O’Shea, a university professor of poetry, exuberant womanizer and enthusiastic drinker has seen better days. His second marriage is ending, and his wife and children are at their wits’ end with him. More disturbingly, he has begun seeing things: Frankenstein sidles up to the bar and strangers sing and dance to Leonard Cohen tunes. His much missed father, who died when Samuel was just a boy, pops up for chats. Samuel discovers he has a brain tumour, which may be causing these odd visions, or he may just be going crazy. Reflecting on the life he has lived, Samuel retreats to his family shack in remote Ireland, where he begins work on that great novel he always meant to write, and generally take stock. Surprisingly, or not, he meets and falls in love with a local woman, who is full of unexpected ideas. All this leads Samuel to an utterly unforeseeable happy ending.

Cast & Crew

Gabriel Byrne
Antoine-Olivier Pilon
Brian Gleeson
Director Matthew Bissonnette
Producers Corey Marr, Marie-Claude Poulin
Martina Niland
Canadian Distribution Mongrel