Friday, May 21 - Thursday, May 27, 2010
Michael (Murphy/The Wind that Shakes the Barley) owes money to Dublin’s meanest gangster, Darren Perrier (Brendan Gleeson/Green Zone). When the debt is called in Brenda (Jodie Whittaker), Michael’s recently dumped and now suicidal best friend, accidentally shoots dead one of his goons. To make matters worse Michael’s estranged father, Jim (Jim Broadbent/Topsy Turvy), arrives just in time to witness the scene. With a bounty on their heads Michael, Jim and Brenda flee to the mountains.
On the run with his eccentric father, who’s convinced he’ll die the next time he sleeps, and an increasingly morose Brenda, Michael is about to lose his mind. But as the net tightens and the helter-skelter chase reaches its climax, Michael is forced to forgive his father and confront his true feelings for Brenda. With every hoodlum in Dublin on their trail it looks like Michael won’t make it through the next 24 hours. But the Grim Reaper and a gang of savage dogs have a funny way of intervening.
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