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The St. Patrick's day DVD fare was this film from 1993 about life on the islands of northwestern Ireland circa 1946.

The plot includes a myth about a selkie. In this case a selkie is a seal who can take off its skin to reveal an underlying human form. If someone takes the skin he can control the selkie.
minor plot spoilers )
One of the others watching remarked ``How'd he think any good was gonna come by keeping a creature away from its own self?''

The cinematography is glorious, the editing keeps the pacing almost always right, the young actress conveys the alien aspects of the situation, the bits of music are evocative, and the mystery is deep from beginning to end.

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