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 »
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 »
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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