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Halal Daddy (2017)

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While managing a run down abattoir, young Muslim Raghdan Aziz stumbles through cultural chaos and generational conflicts, dealing with enraged fathers, stoned buddies and an alleged ex-lover of his girlfriend.


Conor McDermottroe


Conor McDermottroe (screenplay), Mark O'Halloran (screenplay)
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Credited cast:
Sarah Bolger ... Maeve Logan
Colm Meaney ... Martin Logan
David Kross ... Jasper
Art Malik ... Amir Aziz
Nikesh Patel ... Raghdan Aziz
Deirdre O'Kane ... Doreen Murphy
Mark O'Halloran ... Omar
Paul Tylak ... Jamal Aziz
Stephen Cromwell Stephen Cromwell ... Derek
Gina Costigan ... Magda
John Burns John Burns ... Brian
Donal O'Kelly Donal O'Kelly ... Leonard
Maria McDermottroe Maria McDermottroe ... Lorraine
Richie Cunningham Richie Cunningham ... Alex
Sorcha Fox Sorcha Fox ... Tina


While managing a run down abattoir, young Muslim Raghdan Aziz stumbles through cultural chaos and generational conflicts, dealing with enraged fathers, stoned buddies and an alleged ex-lover of his girlfriend.

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Fitting in has never been so complicated!




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Release Date:

30 June 2017 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Halal for Beginners See more »

Filming Locations:

Sligo, County Sligo, Ireland See more »

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The graffiti mural of the coloured pony digging in his heels on the wall of the abattoir with the caption "You don't understand, I'm not a cow" is a reference to the recent horse meat scandal in Ireland and the UK. See more »


Martin Logan: If it's true renderers we need, Lorraine has to be one of them.
Amir Aziz: But Mr. Logan, she hardly seems stable.
Martin Logan: Oh, she's not. But believe me, Lorraine is one of the best renderers we ever had, she's savage with a knife. Gifted like, you know. Take a note, we have to make sure she's s till not self-medicating.
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Rivers of Babylon
Written by Brent Dowe (as B. Dowe) and Trevor McNaughton (as T. McNaughton)
Re-arranged by Jack Savoretti
Performed by Jack Savoretti
(p) 2017 BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd.
(c) BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd.
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Brilliant fun, laughs, charm, drama, & characters you care about.
2 July 2017 | by moniroseSee all my reviews

Watched it 3 times and going again, this is just loads of fun. Shows off some of the best of Sligo. Colm Meaney and Art Malik lead a strong and quirky cast with Many great bit parts, lots of distinct personalities in the mix, a culture clash comedy that offers hope and the humanness of us all.

There are running themes of serious issues bubbling under the surface always at play, unemployment, diverse new communities, family and home versus travel...

Brilliant ensemble performances in montages. Mark O Halloran and Conor McDermottroe deliver a story that has layers and is touching yet very very funny. Kylie Minogue song was written especially for the film. Sligo's mystical landscape is revealed in lovely cinematography.

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