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Black Velvet (2002)

 -  Drama | Short  -  1 May 2002 (Ireland)
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Set largely in a traditional Irish pub three men attempt to hammer out an oil deal for a new oil field discovered just of Sligo. The two oilmen's behavour and language mirrors that of oil ... See full summary »

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Set largely in a traditional Irish pub three men attempt to hammer out an oil deal for a new oil field discovered just of Sligo. The two oilmen's behavour and language mirrors that of oil companies. However there is a silent onlooker and thus the two oilmen expose themselves in total to this catalyst. Needless to say the deal falls through and the oilmen are in deep...Once complete Black Velvet will be shown at as many of the world's film festivals as possible and then eventually sold to television. The proceeds that the film generates will be given to an environment charity. Written by Simon Cathcart

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oil | environmental | corruption

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1 May 2002 (Ireland)  »

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Evil capitalist Americans try to bleed Ireland dry... But one man stood up for what he believed in... One man (snore)
22 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

From the strangely inappropriate soundtrack to the woefully poor acting, this film rarely gets off the ground, and fails horribly to keep the viewer interested. In fact, if it weren't for amazing feats of writing such as "You'll be eating out and shitting in, instead of eating in and shitting out", i wouldn't have even bothered plodding on to the end. There are times when the film is lifted by hilarious moments such as the random burst of violence from the black suited American (Thirsty for oil, of course)in which he yells "You f-ck!" and plants an unexpected punch upon our noble Irish hero. From the beginning to the end, where the father and son just "Keep walking" to the sounds of U2 in the background, the film fails to make any sort of impact. the good thing about this is that it encourages me to take my camera out and film a political masterpiece, safe in the knowledge that I can't do much worse than Black Velvet.


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