Tuesday, 21 September 2010


One of the most over-hyped Irish films in recent years. The big deal was that it was in the Irish language and was submitted for a nomination in the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Picture category (it didn't get nominated). Like a TV play it's all theatrical acting and long takes without much happening. The only interesting part of the story was Meaney (the one success). The other men ended up alcoholics and as John Hurt-lookalikes! Some interesting scenes: the embarassing one at the tube station and the way the local pub was no longer 'Irish'. But the film is nothing special and was overrated.

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