Calvary

Synopsis: An honest and good-hearted priest (Brendan Gleeson) wrestles with a cynical, spiteful community after he receives a death threat from an unknown parishioner.
Genre: Drama
Production: Fox Searchlight
  9 wins & 27 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.4
Metacritic:
77
Rotten Tomatoes:
90%
R
Year:
2014
102 min
$5,030,432
Website
1,752 Views


4.

CONTINUED:

99

MICHE.L

A ploy, Father?

LAVELLE:

(untying his cincture)

A ploy, Miche.l. I’ve noticed my

stocks of booze appear to be

somewhat diminished of late.

I’m wondering is this some kind of

ploy you’re working to cover up

for the wine you’ve been imbibing

on the q.t.

MICHE.L

I have no idea what you are talking

about.

LAVELLE removes his stole. Studying MICHE.L all the while.

MICHE.L

Father Leary noticed nothing amiss. *

LAVELLE:

Father Leary does not know you as

well as I do, Miche.l. I’d say he

may well underestimate the depths

of your Machiavellian chicanery.

*

MICHE.L

Can I go now, Father?

*

LAVELLE:

What’s the hurry? Have they called

a meeting at Mafia Headquarters?

They look blankly at one another.

On your way.

LAVELLE:

10

INT. RECTORY (KITCHEN) - DAY 10

FATHER LEARY is pouring the tea. LAVELLE reading the

Sunday newspapers.

*

LEARY:

The things you hear in confession

these days, it’s depressing.

*

*

LAVELLE:

You have to detach yourself from

it. We’re here to provide solace.

Your personal feelings don’t come

into it.

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED:

5.

10

LEARY:

I know that. What d’you take me

for? It’s very difficult, though.

The mess people make of their lives.

*

LAVELLE:

What’s the problem? Without going

into details, obviously.

LEARY:

Your one with the big black eye on

her, have you seen her?

*

LAVELLE:

Veronica Brennan. I have, yeah.

LEARY:

She’s an odd one. The things she

comes out with. It’s like she’s

trying to drag you down into the

muck. D’you know what felching is?

*

LAVELLE:

I do know what felching is, yeah.

LEARY:

I had to look it up.

*

LAVELLE:

This is you not going into details

is it?

LEARY:

Oh sorry. Anyway, whatever’s going

on with her it’s obviously all gotten

out of hand and she’s being knocked

around now.

*

LAVELLE:

Well if you speak to her she’ll raise

holy hell and say it was on the basis

of something she said to you in the

confessional.

LEARY:

I know, I know. We can’t have that.

She’ll get me excommunicated, the cow.

*

LAVELLE:

I’ll have a word with her. Jack as

well. Part of my pastoral duties and

what-have-you, nothing to do with her

confession or anything. See what’s

going on.

LEARY:

And that coloured fella, the Ugandan?

He’s one of her lovers, I think.

*

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John Michael McDonagh

John Michael McDonagh is an English/Irish screenwriter and film director. He wrote and directed The Guard and Calvary, both films starring Brendan Gleeson. He was born in London in 1967. more…

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