Michael is a perpetual waster. He owes money to Perrier, a local thug. When two enforcers demand payment by nightfall, Michael does a burglary with two others but won’t be paid till morning. All he has to do is stay away from the thugs until he can get the money then give it to Perrier. But the lads catch Michael and start to deliver a beating, but Brenda, Michael’s suicidal neighbor, shoots one.
Now they must run for their lives, accompanied by Jim, Michael’s estranged father who claims to be dying and has come to reconcile with his son. Will any of the trio see the sun rise? And can Michael become enlightened, become a better man?
|Cillian as:||Michael McCrea|
|Additional Cast:||Gabriel Byrne, Michael McElhatton, Jim Broadbent, Jodie Whittaker|
|Genre:||Action, Comedy, Drama|
|MPAA Rating:||Rated R for violence, pervasive language, some drug use and sexual content|
|UK Release:||March 11, 2010|
|US Release:||September 11, 2009|
|Additional Info:||Internet Movie Database|
Trivia and Fun Facts
– Although set in and around Dublin, most of the film was shot in London because it was cheaper.
– Writer Mark O’Rowe describes the film as “cartoon naturalism”.