A group of Irish college students are about to leave for the United States, where they've landed summer jobs in Long Island. Working hard in the day and playing even harder at night, they ... See full summary »
Father and son bring their painful past into their isolated present for 24 hours. Set in the middle of a cold beautiful winter, "The Water" explores the complex and intimate dynamic between... See full summary »
Michael is a perpetual waster. He owes money to Perrier, a local thug. When two enforcers demand payment by nightfall, Michael does a burglary with two others but won't be paid till morning. All he has to do is stay away from the thugs until he can get the money then give it to Perrier. But the lads catch Michael and start to deliver a beating, but Brenda, Michael's suicidal neighbor, shoots one. Now they must run for their lives, accompanied by Jim, Michael's estranged father who claims to be dying and has come to reconcile with his son. Will any of the trio see the sun rise? And can Michael become enlightened, become a better man? Written by
Although set in and around Dublin, most of the film was shot in London because it was cheaper. See more »
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Voice of The Reaper:
The ocean, huh? Never fails to provoke a person to musing on philosophical shit. Heavy shit, like life and death, and fate, and all that bewildering shit. The fuckin' universe. The individual's seeming insignificant in it. But are we insignificant? I mean take, for example, this individual. Wears the name of Michael McCrea. Last night he imbibed to beat the band. And today he's paying the seedy price. It's evening. He's having himself a little siesta, yeah? Little catnap. Now relax...
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They have a bone to pick with you on behalf of their fallen comrades: Achilles and Apollo.
If you enjoyed Snatch or In Bruges, then you will find this trip just as satisfying.
Michael (Cillian Murphy) owes a small debt to Perrier (Brendan Gleeson), a Dublin crime lord. After Perrier's enforcers come calling, and things go awry, Michael, his father (Jim Broadbent), and his downstairs neighbor, Brenda (Jodie Whittaker), go on the lam.
In the process of saving their lives they mix with the local police, Brenda's ex, a coke dealer, some teenage car thieves, a farm woman with an active imagination and a group of mean-dog fanciers.
Lots of bodies fall by the wayside, and the hoodlums get their just desserts in the most imaginative way.
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