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This film is simply marvellous!!! Its runs for only a short amount of time but is full of laughs. The real beauty of this film is that most people in Ireland would be able to understand the Irish being spoken in it, there is very few Irish films around in which most of the population would be able to understand. But the Irish in this film is relatively simple. This film is also real, almost everyone in Ireland has sat through an oral Irish exam(including myself), some of the characters replies in this film sound hilarious but are actually pretty realistic. Certainly one of the better Irish language films around, anything that get teenagers to enjoy the Irish language must be special!!!
Michael Collins (1996)
I'm surprised to see so many praise Neesons work n this film. He wasn't that good & his Cork accent leaves a lot to be desired, Brendan Gleeson did a far better job at playing Collins in the film, The Treaty( a must see for anybody who enjoyed Michael Collins). It is also by Neesons own admission that Gleeson portrayed Collins better. I recall reading at the time Neeson said " Gleeson was the true Michael Collins" or something to that effect. Also, I do not feel that the film goes overboard with its views of De Valera. The one scene that it maybe does is when it is strongly suggested that he plays an active role in the killing of Collins. It is widely believed in Ireland that De Valera did not have an active part in his killing. But other than that, there is little that could be faulted with his treatment of DeValera. It is true that he left Ireland during the bloodiest stages of the war & that he refused to negotiate the treaty himself without giving a satisfactory explanation to his people.