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Charlie Casanova (2011)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 11 May 2012 (Ireland)
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A ruling class sociopath kills a working class girl in a hit and run and uses a deck of playing cards to determine his fate.

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Terry McMahon

Writer:

Terry McMahon
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Emmett J Scanlan ... Charlie Casanova (as Emmett Scanlan)
Leigh Arnold Leigh Arnold ... Una
Damien Hannaway ... Kevin
Thomas Farrell Thomas Farrell ... Mick
Ruth McIntyre Ruth McIntyre ... Soairse
Anthony Murphy Anthony Murphy ... Donald
Valeria Bandino ... Linda
Johnny Elliott Johnny Elliott ... Jimmy
Tommy O'Neil Tommy O'Neil ... Charlie's father
Glenn McMahon Glenn McMahon ... Officer Mullingar
Anouck Sablayrolles Anouck Sablayrolles ... Masseuse
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Storyline

Poster boy for the ruling class, Charlie Barnum has it all, the perfect wife, the property portfolio and the loyalty of his best friend. The fact that Charlie requires Viagra to have sex with his wife, is losing his properties, and has seduced his best friend's wife, means nothing to Charlie, because Charlie is living on dangerously borrowed time. An innocent working class girl is killed in a hit and run, and, as the blood pours from her injuries, Charlie, the man who knocked her down, consults his deck of playing cards and chooses to abdicate responsibility for all future deeds. Lies become truths, reality becomes fantasy, and, as Charlie embroils the three comfortable couples in the ugly excesses and sanctimonious prejudices of his new found power, they discover some deeply disturbing truths about each other. Employing dangerously subversive, provocatively dark, and satirically disturbing humor, Charlie Casanova re-imagines Billy Liar and Walter Mitty as a sickeningly compelling ... Written by Terry McMahon

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Taglines:

You don't know him...but he already hates you.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Charlie Casanova: You tell your lowlife family and friends there's a new breed of top dog in this town; we are the movers, makers, shakers and takers and you fuck with us at your peril.
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awful film
14 November 2011 | by billythehickSee all my reviews

A dreadful viewing experience, with a terrible script and poorly directed actors. The main character is a screaming, gurning, nonsensical monstrosity. I don't give a s*** what the message or the intention of the film was, it's f***ing poorly made and an utterly meritless viewing experience.

The "cards fall where they may" thing was over-egged, felt stupid, ridiculous, and repetitive. It is a bewildering and alienating film, the characters are not recognizable as human, they're weird cartoon characters. And they talk too fast too, it was incomprehensible.

I respect the fact that they made a film for next to nothing. I don't respect the film on any level.


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Country:

Ireland

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English

Release Date:

11 May 2012 (Ireland) See more »

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Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland See more »

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Budget:

EUR937 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,401
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Dolby SR

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