Sunday, 9 May 2010

The snapper

Long out of circulation movie (because it was made for TV) this is one of the most famous Irish movies. Except it's actually a BBC production! The whole housing estate is talking: who is the father of Sharon's baby? Could it be neighbour Burgess or a Spanish sailor. Filmed exactly like a low-budget telefilm it's got great dialogue and observations. Sadly writer Doyle has fallen out of favour because of his pre-Celtic Tiger working class characters. Yet another good movie made between the two Film Boards. Now that we're back in recession how about a few more of these films?

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