Monday, 17 May 2010

Resurrection man

If there's one movie that won't get mentioned whenever an article is written about Irish cinema it's Resurrection Man. One of the few troubles movies told from the Loyalist side this is a violent and true story based on the Shankill butchers of 1975. Townsend is too good looking to mix with such a shoddy cast and Fricker is miscast as his mother. Then some songs that the characters dance to weren't actually released back then e.g. Shame by Evelyn King! It's set around a pub where the regulars head off to brutally kill locals from the 'other side'. Some scenes are shocking but the movie eventually runs out of steam. Still, more impressive than some of the better known titles that represent so-called 'Irish cinema'.


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