Adam & Paul
- 1h 23m
2 heroin addicts negotiate their way through Dublin's city centre, encountering friends and family as they search for their next fix.2 heroin addicts negotiate their way through Dublin's city centre, encountering friends and family as they search for their next fix.2 heroin addicts negotiate their way through Dublin's city centre, encountering friends and family as they search for their next fix.
The two characters wake up on mattress in the middle of a field in which one of them finds themselves glued to;
Things cant possibly get worse for these to but that's all that seems to happen to these to supposedly harmless and unintentionally witty degenerates. The new breed of dubs who have hit rock bottom but seem to stay down there in a hopeless dead-headed fashion.
The dialog and characters melt into an almost beckett-like feel, but don't be fooled there is no particular art in this, but sheer desperation and hopelessness.
Both characters are met with hostility and mistrust almost everywhere they go.
One f**k up after another leads them into some kind of divine miracle of two bags of heroin that literally falls out of the sky.
The hardest thing about watching this film is working out whether it is a tragic- comedy or the lines and characters are actually played the way it would have been in real life. God know, if you have ever lived in Dublin these lads are all over the place. Lads who came from nothing with nothing to give the world let alone themselves but somehow survive in a frowned upon but reluctantly accepted way of life.
The movie struck a note with me and left me feeling sad and hopeless for our two leads. i guess there is no hope after all.
Like Intermission it had that 'real dublin' feel to it but i'd say even darker.
It deserves to be seen so far as it was probably made for a couple of hundred thousand euro's as the performances are strong and varied.
'this is not a commercial movie and 'i don't think it will make much of name for itself but it deserves to be seen by those who would appreciate it for what it is.
A slice of bleak reality in modern day Dublin city.
- Aug 28, 2004