is a 2003 Irish comedy crime film
directed by John Crowley
which tells a story of a young couple and people surrounding them. The film is set in Dublin
and is filmed in a TV drama style with several storylines crossing over one another during the course of the film.Mark O'Rowe
wrote the screenplay for this black comedy
, set in Dublin
, which is shot in a documentary-like style.
Lehiff (Colin Farrell
) is a petty criminal always involved in trouble. Lehiff’s nemesis, Garda
Detective Jerry Lynch (Colm Meaney
) presents himself as a savior who fights the "scumbags" on Dublin’s streets, and enlists the help of Ben Campion (Tomas O'Suilleabhain
), an ambitious film-maker and the bane of his "go-softer" boss, who considers Lynch too nasty a subject to be shown on a mainstream “docusoap
” series on Irish terrestrial TV.
Ben is told to focus his attention on Sally (Shirley Henderson
), who helped passengers after their double-decker bus crashes on its side. Sally is deeply insecure about her looks, and grows bitter when her sister Deirdre (Kelly Macdonald
) flaunts her new boyfriend, Sam (Michael McElhatton
), a middle-aged bank manager who has left his wife of 14 years, Noeleen (Deirdre O'Kane
), leaving her to question her own self-worth as a woman and wife.
Deirdre is the ex-girlfriend of John (Cillian Murphy
), who is utterly lost without Deirdre and will do anything to win her back. Thus, he gets involved in an absurd plan: kidnap... Read More