On a Clear Day

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Product Description An independent film from Britain, On a Clear Day tells the story of a man trying to come to terms with his past by setting a goal for the future: to swim across the English Frank…

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It’s the ultimate personal challenge – swimming the English Channel. But as Frank Redmond (Peter Mullan, Braveheart, Trainspotting) plunges headlong into his new life, his friends get swept up in his quest, filling his training with laughter and camaraderie as he prepares for the most odd test of human endurance. On a Clear Day is an inspirational and heartwarming story of circle of relatives, friends and one amazing adventure so we can stay with you without end!

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An independent film from Britain, On a Clear Day tells the story of a man trying to come to terms with his past by setting a goal for the future: to swim across the English Channel. Frank (Peter Mullan) is a stoic man who tells his young grandson, “Things are not meant to be fixed at the present time.” After working all his life, the Glasgow shipbuilder finds himself middle-aged and jobless. His loving wife Joan (two-time Academy Award nominee Brenda Blethyn) tries to lessen the financial burden by learning to turn out to be a bus driver. Frank’s relationship with his househusband son Rob (Jamie Sives) is distant at best. And though he doesn’t speak of his other son, who drowned decades ago, Frank thinks of him incessantly. Director Gaby Dellal reveals a gentle touch in the film’s quieter moments. But she’s just at home balancing the melodramatic moments (Rob confronting his father in a swimming pool) with comic relief (Frank’s friendship with a woebegone group of men, including optimistic Danny, played by Billy Boyd from The Lord of the Rings). In any case, it’s less important whether Frank’s goals are met than mending his broken relationships. The finale is touching in the way it all plays out, because some things are supposed to be fixed. –Jae-Ha Kim

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