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An exploration of masculinity and violence. A story of obsession and revenge, as a man tries to come to terms with a brutal, random attack and its consequences.

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Brendan Muldowney
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Darren Healy Darren Healy ... Paul Graynor
Nora-Jane Noone ... Michelle
Gerry Shanahan ... Josie Burns - Homeless Man 1
Brian Fortune ... Homeless Man 2
Andie McCaffrey Byrne Andie McCaffrey Byrne ... Woman in Car (as Andrea McCaffrey)
Feidlim Cannon Feidlim Cannon ... Ian
Vincent Walsh ... Newspaper Sub-Editor (voice)
Ryan Andrews Ryan Andrews ... Youth 1
Shane Murray-Corcoran Shane Murray-Corcoran ... Youth 2
Craig Harris Craig Harris ... Youth 3
Leroy Howard Leroy Howard ... Youth 4
Jer O'Leary ... Paul's Father
Karl Shiels Karl Shiels ... Eddie
Zoe Doyle ... Drunken Girl
Sarah Byrne Sarah Byrne ... Drunken Girl
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An exploration of masculinity and violence. A story of obsession and revenge, as a man tries to come to terms with a brutal, random attack and its consequences.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2010 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Savage - At the End of All Humanity See more »

Filming Locations:

Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Soundtracks

Nocturne No. 1. Op. 55 in F Minor
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Stephen McKeon
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They dared to compare this to Taxi Driver
18 November 2013 | by LomedinSee all my reviews

I went to this movie premiere back in the day. I am a fan of revenge movies and I recall they were comparing Savage to an Irish Taxi Driver.

Man, was I disappointed.

This movie is nothing but the trip of a selfish and deranged man to his final consummation. Savage lacks what good revenge movies make them what they are: a certain logic behind the avenger actions, some sense of justice and the ability of the vengeful character to put his/her life at extreme risk without losing his/her mind in the process.

Savage is the story of a man traumatised by an attack and how he loses it when trying to get revenge on his attackers... on anybody! This movie presents us with a character without true focus, a person who anybody with a passion for justice is unable to respect. A spoiled child with a tantrum.

And let's not forget the humour put into the movie. A drama, really? The goofy stuff here and there just does it for the final touch of mimicking good cinematography.

This is to Taxi Driver what a schizophrenic is to logical thinking.


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