Two drug addicts negotiate their way through Dublin's city centre, encountering friends and family as they search for their next fix.

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Two drug addicts negotiate their way through Dublin's city centre, encountering friends and family as they search for their next fix.

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The film's unit was tiny - one truck for camera, props and make-up and one minivan for the cast and crew. See more »

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In the encounter with the Bulgarian (33:00 to 33:45), when our men splash him with milk, the splash on his leather jacket changes and dis / reappears from shot to shot. See more »

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An unforgettable gem
5 July 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film a couple of years back and had forgotten the names of the characters (a reflection on my memory NOT the film!). To my delight, I chanced to catch it again on TV this year.

Though it may help to have a liberal attitude, it's not necessary to be acquainted with the demi-monde depicted here to appreciate the truthfulness shown in its writing and execution. The dark humour is grotesque and incisive.... and very, very funny.

It might be easy to overlook the fact that the Down's Syndrome lad is actually an ACTOR doing his thing (because of the cringe-worthy nature of the scene here), but the incident serves to illustrate in a shocking way the amorality of the world that Adam and Paul inhabit. It's uncomfortable viewing, but its heart is in the right place.

That aside, there are more laugh-out-loud moments than the subject matter should hope to muster, and the senses of both pathos and revulsion at the end are masterfully combined. A truly unforgettable treat.


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