Two young street urchins develop a friendship over the course of a day's journey throughout the mean streets of Dublin city.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cain Williams ...
Sanga
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Adam Goodwin ...
Barrister
Robert Devane ...
Businessman
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Tour guide
Olivier Collin ...
Jesus Ronaldo
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Chipper
George Seremba ...
Rain Man
Karl Argue ...
Tomo
Andy Smith ...
Addict
Celestine Cooney ...
Female garda
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Sanga's Mother
Ken Fletcher ...
Customer
Paul Cantwell ...
Tour group
Rory Dowling ...
Tour group
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Set in contemporary Dublin, this is a timeless urban tale about "Clocker" and "Sanga", two young street kids whose innocence is starkly contrasted by the harsh environment in which they both live. Over the course of a day and in their interactions with various characters in central city locations, Clocker and Sanga learn much about each other and themselves as the start of their friendship develops. Written by Cantwell, Graham

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a very slick Irish short
27 February 2004 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

One of the better Irish shorts I've seen in recent years. Very solidly assembled with good performances and fairly slick visuals and editing. The crisp B&W photography of inner city Dublin reminded me of the way the Parisian projects were shot in La Haine. Even the nastier parts of Dublin look great in B&W. At times the storyline seems a little bit too much like a travelogue about a part of the city but the final scene packs an unexpected emotional punch, while still being fairly subtle. Great use to music too, well integrated into the piece. It's treads the line between been gritty and sentimental without falling too far on either side and gets a fair bit of character development and visual variety into it's tightly paced 15 minute run time. Definitely worth a look.


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