Disco Pigs (2001)

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A twisted rite of passage.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Gallagher ...
Charles Bark ...
5 Year Old Pig (as Charles Bark-Frisby)
Eleanor Methven ...
Runt's Mam - Eileen
Darren Healy ...
Tara Lynne O'Neill ...
Michael Rawley ...
Eoghan Harris ...
Dawn Bradfield ...
Marie Mullen ...
Derry Power ...
Mark Doherty ...


Pig and Runt - born on the same day, in the same hospital, moments apart. Twins, all but by blood. Inseparable from birth, they are almost telepathic. They are also partners in crime, with an appetite for recklessness, exploration and destruction. But days before their 17th birthday the perfect balance of their world begins to shift. Pig's sexual awakening and increasing jealousy begins to threaten the private universe they have spent their lives constructing. Unable to contemplate the loss of Runt, Pig's unpredictable nature spirals out of control in a trail of violence. The invisible thread between them is stretched to breaking point, the inseparable are about to separate, and which one will survive depends on which one can break free. Written by Anonymous

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12 October 2001 (Ireland)  »

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The second song played during the credits called "So New" was written and performed by Cillian Murphy, who played Pig. See more »


During the flashback to Sinéad being spanked by her father Ger Canning can be heard commentating on a hurling game between Cork and Kilkenny, mentioning the names of DJ Carey, Henry Shefflin, Charlie Carter and Diarmuid O' Sullivan, who would only played with and against each other in 1999 at the earliest. The flashback was obviously intended to have been set long before then. See more »


[first lines]
Runt: Once upon a time, before there was any blue, I'd take a long long nap in a brand new home. This place, it's like I make up my mind to stay in this lovely warm pink room. The thumpity thump of the heart. My only true path. I tell the noisy world outside to fuck off with all your play-actin', for Runt. She go no where, for no one. That was a time when silence was some sort of friend.
Runt: But then my mom would heave and wake all inside. And Runt, she wakes up, cause a baby can't stay ...
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Le Nozze de Figaro
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Wiener Philharmoniker (as The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra)
Courtesy of The Film and TV Licensing Division, part of the Universal Music Group
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bizarre and brilliant
3 March 2004 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

A film that creates a fine line between sweet and scary, 'Disco Pigs' takes you on a strange journey into a private little fairy tale world of two people who've never been separated who create chaos for everyone around them where ever they go until they're separated by their parents and school. However when reunited they find themselves drifting apart as one's behavior moves from the playfully anti-social to the dangerously psychotic.

Great performances by some of Irelands great new talents.

This films an interesting watch, as it seems to create a new genre: Romantic Thriller.


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