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A twisted rite of passage.

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Charles Bark ...
5 Year Old Pig (as Charles Bark-Frisby)
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Runt's Mam - Eileen
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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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The second song played during the credits called "So New" was written and performed by Cillian Murphy, who played Pig. See more »

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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 »

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[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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They're Hanging Me Tonight
Written by David Ayers, Richard Thair, and Ali Friend
Performed by Red Snapper
Courtesy of Warp Records
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A deep and arty film.
18 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I happened to perceive Disco Pigs as a deep and arty film. It managed to portray a priceless and rare love between two people and the consequences of such an emotional love. It's not a 'go happy' film and this is what I found was one of its more original components of which there was many. A 'happy' film doesn't make a good film.

The acting was beautiful by the two main characters who seemed to have reached deep with-in themselves to act parts like these.

The dark and murky scenes gave an overall dark atmosphere however the dark yet picturesque scenes created a personal sense of awe at the film. The script, acting and background all combined together to make a deep interpretation of this apparent intuitive love that I found manages to grip you inside.

The high use of dialect made a little of the film hard to understand but this also gave it a sense of culture.

It was seen by me late at night on national TV. Perhaps not a sociable film I might not have enjoyed it so much if I were with someone. The portrayal of the extreme love between the two main characters almost made me feel jealous about missing out on a strong friendship like that with someone.

Even though the ending wasn't what I expected it or even what I wanted it to be it was still enough to make me want to purchase the film and research reviews and information about it.


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