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Adam & Paul (2004)

2 heroin addicts negotiate their way through Dublin's city centre, encountering friends and family as they search for their next fix.

Director:

Lenny Abrahamson

Writer:

Mark O'Halloran
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8 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Murphy Tom Murphy ... Paul
Mark O'Halloran ... Adam
Gavin Dowdall Gavin Dowdall ... Boy at Flats 1
Luke Keeler Luke Keeler ... Boy at Flats 2
Michael McElhatton ... Martin's Voice
Laurie Morton Laurie Morton ... Woman on Bus 1
Sylvia Murray Sylvia Murray ... Woman on Bus 2
Gary Egan Gary Egan ... Georgie
Dylan Grimes Dylan Grimes ... Georgie Jnr
Shelby Clarke Shelby Clarke ... Girl with plaits
Deirdre Molloy Deirdre Molloy ... Marian
Mary Murray ... Orla
Paul Roe Paul Roe ... Wayne
Thomas Farrell Thomas Farrell ... Sleeping Bag Boy
Pierre Rodgers Pierre Rodgers ... Man in car
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Storyline

2 heroin addicts negotiate their way through Dublin's city centre, encountering friends and family as they search for their next fix.

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Comedy | Drama

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While shooting this movie, the director also had to keep shooting commercial video clips, his regular money job, because of the very low film budget. See more »

Goofs

A young man with Down's Syndrome tells Adam and Paul he only has money for the bus and shows them some coins. People with disabilities in Ireland are given bus passes and do not require money for public transport. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Prosperity (2007) See more »

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Funny, bleak, sad absurdist comedy
24 April 2010 | by runamokprodsSee all my reviews

Funny, bleak, sad, absurdist look at a day in the life two Dublin heroin addicts.

It's more 'Waiting for Godot' than 'Trainspotting'. Two wonderful lead performances by Tom Murphy and Mark O'Halloran as a sort of dark, drug addled Laurel and Hardy.

It's terrifically shot, with wonderful wide angle images of our two anti-heroes tramping through the urban jungle.

The ending wasn't quite as powerful for me as I think it was meant to be, and a few twists felt a bit forced.

But weeks after seeing it, images and moments stick in my mind. Always the sign of a good film.

Great to see that director Lenny Abrahamson continued to grow and make very strong films after this, including "What Richard Did", "Frank" and the Oscar nominated "Room", the last two finally garnering him some well deserved recognition beyond his homeland.


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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 August 2004 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Adam és Paul See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, Ireland

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$313,973
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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