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Charlie Casanova (2011)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 11 May 2012 (Ireland)
A ruling class sociopath kills a working class girl in a hit and run and uses a deck of playing cards to determine his fate.




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Cast overview:
Charlie Casanova (as Emmett Scanlan)
Leigh Arnold ...
Damien Hannaway ...
Thomas Farrell ...
Ruth McIntyre ...
Anthony Murphy ...
Johnny Elliott ...
Tommy O'Neil ...
Charlie's father
Glenn McMahon ...
Officer Mullingar
Anouck Sablayrolles ...


Poster boy for the ruling class, Charlie Barnum has it all, the perfect wife, the property portfolio and the loyalty of his best friend. The fact that Charlie requires Viagra to have sex with his wife, is losing his properties, and has seduced his best friend's wife, means nothing to Charlie, because Charlie is living on dangerously borrowed time. An innocent working class girl is killed in a hit and run, and, as the blood pours from her injuries, Charlie, the man who knocked her down, consults his deck of playing cards and chooses to abdicate responsibility for all future deeds. Lies become truths, reality becomes fantasy, and, as Charlie embroils the three comfortable couples in the ugly excesses and sanctimonious prejudices of his new found power, they discover some deeply disturbing truths about each other. Employing dangerously subversive, provocatively dark, and satirically disturbing humor, Charlie Casanova re-imagines Billy Liar and Walter Mitty as a sickeningly compelling ... Written by Terry McMahon

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You don't know him...but he already hates you.


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Charlie Casanova: Women; take the shirt off your back then complain about having to iron it.
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Written by Damien Dempsey
Performed by Damien Dempsey
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Best Irish Film I've Seen
27 September 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Hands down the best and most interesting Irish film I've ever seen,I never thought that something so completely original could be created from the emerald isle. Right from the start i was floored,i thought it was going to wain due to my preconceptions but it only got better. Charlie is the depiction of unchecked ego,something most of the planet knows by now.A deleterious sham of a human who believes that words matter more than action,that perception can be fueled to the point of plausibility no matter what the circumstance. His world comes undone but no consequence follows which seems appropriate considering how the elite need only circumvent,using language and our expectations,the question of responsibility and reflection to continue their grip on position and control. I'll refrain from waxing lyrical on this most amazing work,Watch it!!!

Ignore all other reviews,If you are interested in an original voice no matter what the medium,this is for you.

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