MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 45,671 this week

Buskers (2000)

6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 30 users  
Reviews: 1 user

An Irish lad sings in the street and begs in the train station to support himself and his Da. In the more lucrative train station, he fights with an older Russian boy who speaks no English,... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1272 titles
created 15 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Buskers" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Buskers (2000)

Buskers (2000) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Buskers.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Moran ...
Packo
Stephen Brittain ...
Milos
...
Packo's Da
Joe Power ...
Milos' Father
Niall O'Driscoll ...
The Dodgy-Looking Man
Conor Sheridan ...
Little Five for Fifty Man
Mark Cantan ...
Hare Krishna with Bells
Nick Vincent Murphy ...
Hare Krishna with Tambourine (as Nicky Murphy)
Anthony Thomas ...
Man Stamping Out His Cigarette
Justin Howlett ...
Man with the Broken Umbrella
John Hogan ...
Garda Sergant
Padraic Hogan ...
Garda Driver
Gillian Rea ...
Pram Runner 1
Venetia Quick ...
Pram Runner 2
Bernadette Tate ...
Mother with Buggy 1
Edit

Storyline

An Irish lad sings in the street and begs in the train station to support himself and his Da. In the more lucrative train station, he fights with an older Russian boy who speaks no English, and loses his spot. But after a while, they try working together, particularly when the U2-loving Irish lad discovers the other boy also has a musical talent. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Family | Short

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 November 2000 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Written by U2
Performed by Achtung Baby
Courtesy of Ryko Music / Principal Mgmt
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Very nice little tale
5 February 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I first saw this back in November 2000. I thought it was the best short film I have ever seen.

There is something about this short film that mixes together nicely. These components consist of the cast, writer and director (Ian Power) and the cinematographer. The cast is faultless especially the two young boys Stephen Moran as Packo and Stephen Britain as Milos. The writer/director Ian Power certainly has the ability to gain an excellent performance whilst keeping and eye on the technical side. Then there is the Cinematographer Ivan McCullough whose work has impressed me before in Lance Daly's excellent Last Days in Dublin.

The story centres about a young child called Packo who dreams of becoming famous like his idol Bono. His performance space is standing on the street singing for money. One day he comes across Milos in his space also performing on his space and rivalry ensues. This is until they realise they have more in common than what they though.

This short is very different from most of the Irish shorts during that time. Power does not rely on off-beat humour and criminality to produce such a heart warming story as this. It's a pity I have not seen more of his stuff since. If the rest of his writing and directing skills are like this than he may one day become a very successful director.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Buskers (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?