The trailer for Ian Fitzgibbon’s new comedy/drama starring Cillian Murphy, Jim Broadbent, and Brendan Gleeson has been released online. I saw the film last year at Toronto International Film Festival and you can check out my review here and the video below.
Plot: Michael owes money to Dublin’s meanest gangster, Darren Perrier. When the debt is called in Brenda, Michael’s recently “dumped” and suicidal best friend, accidentally shoots dead one of his goons. To make matters worse Michael’s estranged father, Jim, 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 he is forced to forgive his father and confront his true feelings for Brenda. With every hard man in Dublin on their trail it looks like Michael won’t make it through the next 24 hours; however, The Grim Reaper and a gang of savage dogs have a funny way of intervening.
I compared this film to In Bruges and this trailer keeps the same energy. While it doesn’t reach the heights of that film, I had a hell of a good time with it. Cillian Murphy is one of my favorite actors and this is his first starring role in awhile. This year he is much busier. He is in the straight-to-dvd Peacock, Christopher Nolan‘s Inception, Hippie Hippie Shake, and Brendan Gleeson‘s directorial debut At Swim-Two-Birds (also starring Colin Farrell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Gabriel Byrne).
Perrier’s Bounty hit theaters last year in Ireland, but no US release set yet.
What do you think of the trailer?