Friday, 14 May 2010

Quackser Fortune has a cousin in the Bronx

Little-seen Irish movie that stars Wilder and Kidder before they were famous. Set around Dublin it tells the story of a horse manure collector (!) who meets an American TCD student. But the horse trade is dying out and Wilder is being forced to work in a factory. Has an interesting counter-culture slant which is completely missing from most other Irish movies. It's also charming without feeling contrived. Filmed in tourist Dublin this is a classic picture that's buried away in the vaults and will never reach a wide audience because it will make most other Irish movies look sh*t.

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