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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Gavin Dowdall ...
Boy at Flats 1
Luke Keeler ...
Boy at Flats 2
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Martin's Voice
Laurie Morton ...
Woman on Bus 1
Sylvia Murray ...
Woman on Bus 2
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Girl with plaits
Deirdre Molloy ...
Marian
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Orla
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Wayne
Thomas Farrell ...
Sleeping Bag Boy
Pierre Rodgers ...
Man in car
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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 two lead actors, Tom Murphy who plays Paul (the short one) and Mark O'Halloran who plays Adam (the tall one), were told by the local Garda ( Irish Police) to leave the set as the Garda thought they were real junkies looking to steal items from the set. See more »

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When Adam is high on heroin and lying down on a street bench (1hr07), the closeup of his eye shows a partially dilated pupil. Heroin would cause the pupils to contract to pinpricks. See more »

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Spin-off Prosperity (2007) See more »

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Hell is right here at home, you just have to look around.
24 January 2005 | by (San Pedro) – See all my reviews

One of the first comments in the movie becomes the corner post of the irony of urban life. Paul states "I feel sorry for those Bulgarians.." while living in conditions that are as bad as anywhere. The actors did a great job, and you feel hungry and cold and angst with them. If the director's intention was to get viewers to feel empathy for the main characters, it works well.

The setting, the boy's hometown neighborhood, provides links to the boys' past and some later conversation gives an indication how their state of affairs came to be. The pace is a bit slow, but dramatic rather than boring. Making movies about junkies, it's easy to be dramatic and provide impact, this one does well. Not as graphic as it could have been, but definitely satisfying. Entertaining and quite sobering, probably a good watch for any 14yr old urban male as an education of consequences.


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