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Between the Canals (2011)

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Follows three small time criminals from Dublin's North Inner City as they each aspire to be somebody in a fast changing society.

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Mark O'Connor

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Mark O'Connor
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Coonan ... Dots
Dan Hyland Dan Hyland ... Liam
Stephen Jones Stephen Jones ... Scratchcard
Damien Dempsey Damien Dempsey ... Paul Chambers
Anne Marie Martin Anne Marie Martin ... Gemma
Kenneth Meehan Kenneth Meehan ... Foot and Mouth
Lolo Byrne Lolo Byrne ... Tracey
Mary O'Toole Mary O'Toole ... Kitty
Bridget Fennel Bridget Fennel ... Grandmother
Nathan Barrett Nathan Barrett ... Jellybean
Robbie Walsh ... Robbie Doyle
Albert Maher Albert Maher ... Big Al
Stephen Cinch Stephen Cinch ... Limbo
Anthony O'Toole Anthony O'Toole ... Chambers' Man
Kirsty Meehan Kirsty Meehan ... Paige
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Between The Canals follows three small time criminals from Dublin's North Inner City as they each aspire to be somebody in a fast changing society. Liam (Hyland) is a small time dealer who wants to quit his life of crime to become an electrician and provide for his girlfriend and son. Dots (Coonan), is a crazy, irresponsible thug with ambitions to become a big time dealer. Scratchcard (Jones), is a drug user with no ambitions but to stay on social welfare and watch the world go by. Liam is torn between life in the flats and his responsibility to be a good father to his son. He has to just get through this one day and maybe things will look brighter on the other side. But it's Saint Patrick's Day and, in Dublin City, this means trouble everywhere. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2011 (Ireland) See more »

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$4,809
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Mark O'Connor's first feature film. See more »

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Composed and performed by Ivan Smyth
Engineered by Marcin Plewinski
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Fantastic micro budget Irish crime drama
16 January 2014 | by woodenchinSee all my reviews

Fantastic micro-budget Irish crime drama. Shockingly low IMDb rating, especially in contrast to its positive reviews. I guess the film-going public are STUPID (or don't understand the thick Irish accents, in all likelihood). 'Mean Streets' comparisons are apt in its depiction of working-class best friends tied up in petty crime, and the conflict of interest that begins to develop between them. It takes a turn for the weird with the introduction of a bisexual Nigerian drug dealer with a sword.

However, its financial limitations show in the film's length of an hour and twelve minutes, credits included, as is a musical montage of pictures of Irish people. However, it's brilliant what Mark O'Connor did with so little. Review by Jack from Letterboxed


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