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Sensation (2010)

A naive young Irishman starts a relationship with a sexy call girl; and together they hatch a plan to open a brothel using the proceeds from the farm he recently inherited.

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Tom Hall

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Domhnall Gleeson ... Donal
Patrick Ryan ... Karl
Luanne Gordon Luanne Gordon ... Courtney / Kim
Marie O'Neill Marie O'Neill ... Marie
Owen Roe ... Liam
Kelly Campbell ... Melanie
Lalor Roddy ... Mossy
Karen Scully Karen Scully ... Waitress
Gemma Mae Halligan Gemma Mae Halligan ... Orla
John Kelly John Kelly ... RTC Instructor
Shadaan Felfeli Shadaan Felfeli ... Ahmed
Brendan McCormack ... Ronan Burke / Garda
Eleanor Methven Eleanor Methven ... Rosemary
Tracy Anne Green ... Monica (as Tracy Green)
Madalina Alexe Madalina Alexe ... Alicia
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Donal is twenty-six years old and lives on a remote farm in Tipperary with his aging dad. His best friend is Karl, a slobby security guard who hangs out on the farm when he has no place better to do. Donal is too shy and has never had a girlfriend, though he has a large stash of tattered porn magazines he hides in a field away from his father. When his dad dies unexpectedly, he considers getting out of farming, and decides to treat himself to a visit from a prostitute. Kim, a New Zealand expatriate who uses the professional name "Courtney," quickly relieves his virginity, and when she mentions her desire to set up an escort service, he's eager to help, knowing he's not the only lonely farmer in Tipperary. He begins selling off his livestock to finance Kim's new project and gives her some more business besides. As the business becomes a success, he develops something resembling confidence and even works up the nerve to ask the pretty check out girl at the local market on a date. But ... Written by lament

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4 November 2011 (Ireland) See more »

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Kinn a bárány... See more »

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Though supposed to be set in County Tipperary, at several points in the movie, Dublin buses can be seen as well as Dublin Bus bus-stops. See more »

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Quirky, original and surprisingly dark.
18 March 2013 | by MOscarbradleySee all my reviews

Ireland may not have much of a national cinema but in recent years we have produced enough quirky little comedy-dramas to merit more than just a passing footnote in the annals of world cinema. Tom Hall's "Sensation" is one of the quirkiest.

It's about sex, particularly the commercial kind. Donal is the perpetually horny young farmer who hooks up online with escort Courtney/Kim and then goes into business with her. It's an original idea and it's nicely done, (and it's surprisingly dark). As the big-hearted hooker Luanne Gordon is excellent while Domhnall Gleeson is outstanding as the randy, overly trusting farmer. Minor it may be but it's certainly worth a look.


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