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Adam & Paul (2004)

Two drug 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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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

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

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Director Lenny Abrahamson has stated that the two leading characters are inspired by Laurel and Hardy. See more »

Goofs

When Adam is high on heroin and lying down on a street bench (1hr07), the closeup of his eye shows a partially dilated pupil. Heroin would cause the pupils to contract to pinpricks. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Prosperity (2007) See more »

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Hell is right here at home, you just have to look around.
24 January 2005 | by thesocietySee all my reviews

One of the first comments in the movie becomes the corner post of the irony of urban life. Paul states "I feel sorry for those Bulgarians.." while living in conditions that are as bad as anywhere. The actors did a great job, and you feel hungry and cold and angst with them. If the director's intention was to get viewers to feel empathy for the main characters, it works well.

The setting, the boy's hometown neighborhood, provides links to the boys' past and some later conversation gives an indication how their state of affairs came to be. The pace is a bit slow, but dramatic rather than boring. Making movies about junkies, it's easy to be dramatic and provide impact, this one does well. Not as graphic as it could have been, but definitely satisfying. Entertaining and quite sobering, probably a good watch for any 14yr old urban male as an education of consequences.


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